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concoct

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verb con·coct \kən-ˈkäkt, kän-\

Simple Definition of concoct

  • : 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to prepare by combining raw materials <concoct a recipe>

  3. 2 :  devise, fabricate <concoct an explanation>

con·coct·er noun
con·coc·tion play \-ˈkäk-shən\ noun
con·coc·tive play \-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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