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cocktail

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noun cock·tail \ ˈkäk-ˌtāl \

Definition of cocktail

1 a :a usually iced drink of wine or distilled liquor mixed with flavoring ingredients
b :something resembling or suggesting such a drink as being a mixture of often diverse elements or ingredients
  • a cocktail of remembered incidents and pure imagination
  • —Charlotte Low
  • a cocktail of herbicides
c :a mixture of agents usually in solution that is taken or used especially for medical treatment or diagnosis
2 :an appetizer served as a first course at a meal

Origin and Etymology of cocktail

probably from 1cock + tail


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cocktail

adjective

Definition of cocktail

1 :of, relating to, or set aside for cocktails
  • a cocktail hour
2 :designed for semiformal wear
  • a cocktail dress

First Known Use of cocktail

1852


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cocktail

noun

Definition of cocktail

:a horse with its tail docked

Origin and Etymology of cocktail

1cock + tail



Medical Dictionary

cocktail

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noun cock·tail \ ˈkäk-ˌtāl \

medical Definition of cocktail

:a mixture of agents usually in solution that is taken or used especially for medical treatment or diagnosis
  • a potent cocktail of antiretroviral drugs
  • —Zia Jaffrey
  • chemotherapy cocktails to treat cancer
  • —J. L. Swerdlow


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