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[kon-kok-shuh n, kuh n-] /kɒnˈkɒk ʃən, kən-/
the act or process of concocting.
something concocted:
a delicious concoction of beans, rice, and meat.
Origin of concoction
1525-35; < Latin concoctiōn- (stem of concoctiō) digestion, equivalent to concoct(us) (see concoct) + -iōn- -ion
2. mixture, medley, blend. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • No, I think it has gone out of date, or perhaps its concoction is one of the lost arts.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
  • "The concoction of the draught has been perfect," said he, in answer to Georgiana's look.

  • Steep together for a whole moon, stirring the concoction every four hours during the daytime, and as often as you wake o' nights.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
  • In the south of France they make a concoction from the residue of grapes.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • If a concoction, then I have reason to assume that the little girl wants to make me jealous and so has not lost interest in me.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
British Dictionary definitions for concoction


the act or process of concocting
something concocted
an untruth; lie
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for concoction

1530s, "digestion," from Latin concoctionem (nominative concoctio) "digestion," noun of action from past participle stem of concoquere (see concoct). Meaning "preparation of a medicinal potion" is from 1851; sense of "a made-up story" is from 1823.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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