verb con·coct \kən-ˈkäkt, kän-\

: to make (a food or drink) by mixing different things together

: to invent or develop (a plan, story, etc.) especially in order to trick or deceive someone

Full Definition of CONCOCT

transitive verb
:  to prepare by combining raw materials <concoct a recipe>
:  devise, fabricate <concoct an explanation>
con·coct·er noun
con·coc·tion \-ˈkäk-shən\ noun
con·coc·tive \-ˈkäk-tiv\ adjective

Examples of CONCOCT

  1. The drink was first concocted by a bartender in New York.
  2. She concocted a stew from the leftovers.

Origin of CONCOCT

Latin concoctus, past participle of concoquere to cook together, from com- + coquere to cook — more at cook
First Known Use: 1594


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