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concoct

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
1
:  to prepare by combining raw materials <concoct a recipe>
2
:  devise, fabricate <concoct an explanation>
con·coct·er noun
con·coc·tion \-ˈkäk-shən\ noun
con·coc·tive \-ˈkäk-tiv\ adjective
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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
CONCOCTION Defined for Kids

concoct

verb con·coct \kən-ˈkäkt, kän-\
con·coct·edcon·coct·ing

Definition of CONCOCT for Kids

1
:  to prepare (as food) by putting several different things together
2
:  to make up :  devise <concoct a plan>

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