verb (used with object)
Origin of concoct
Examples from the Web for concoct
By the late 1600s, chemists and herbalists had begun to concoct their own scientific mixtures for curing the hangover.
That means shoppers will no longer have to rely on the big-name designers to concoct pieces with the latest trends.
You can create anything, add flavorings—you can concoct things.
His lifelong obsession with elegance and order, he said, led him to concoct sexy results that journals found attractive.How Social Scientists, and the Rest of Us, Got Seduced By a Good Story|Megan McArdle|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So why did anybody ever bother to concoct the oil story in the first place?
I knew mighty well that Carter would not concoct anything as crude as that, and wondered what deviltry he had devised.Kathleen|Christopher Morley
Afterward some of us fellows did some experimenting and managed to concoct a crude one in the laboratory.Ted and the Telephone|Sara Ware Bassett
"Merton and I have managed to concoct that letter," said the squire.Mr. Scarborough's Family|Anthony Trollope
Next, to form festoons and remain motionless twenty-four hours to concoct the wax, is not the way they generally manage affairs.Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained|M. Quinby
A real mans mysterynothing silly, like the mysteries Amy tried to concoct.Joan of the Journal|Helen Diehl Olds
British Dictionary definitions for concoct
Word Origin for concoct
Word Origin and History for concoct
1530s, "to digest," from Latin concoctus, past participle of concoquere "to digest; to boil together, prepare; to consider well," from com- "together" (see com-) + coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)). Meaning "to prepare an edible thing" is from 1670s. First expanded metaphorically beyond cooking 1792. Related: Concocted; concocting.