concoction

noun con·coc·tion \ kən-ˈkäk-shən , kän- \

Definition of concoction

plural concoctions
1 : something (such as a food or drink) that is concocted from various elements : something prepared or devised by combining different ingredients
  • an elaborate concoction
  • This concoction is a cross between hot chocolate and a grasshopper, a mixed drink that gets its minty kick from crème de menthe.
  • —Kim Steckler
  • … the disc offers quite an unusual concoction of old and new songs that are surprisingly cohesive.
  • —Jon Hetman
2 : the act of process of concocting something
  • One of these young men had a rare faculty in the concoction of gin-cocktails.
  • —Nathaniel Hawthorne

First Known Use of concoction

1830

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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