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concoct

[kon-kokt, kuhn-]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to prepare or make by combining ingredients, especially in cookery: to concoct a meal from leftovers.
  2. to devise; make up; contrive: to concoct an excuse.
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Origin of concoct

1525–35; < Latin concoctus (past participle of concoquere to cook together), equivalent to con- con- + coc-, variant stem of coquere to boil, cook1 (akin to Greek péptein; see pepsin, peptic) + -tus past participle ending
Related formscon·coct·er, con·coc·tor, nouncon·coc·tive, adjectivewell-con·coct·ed, adjective

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Related Words for concocted

envision, fabricate, create, contrive, discover, invent, devise, hatch, plot, prepare, frame, originate, batch, project, brew, design, plan, mature, compound, vamp

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Contemporary Examples of concocted

Historical Examples of concocted

  • It was concocted between them, he said; not by one more than by another.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • She had concocted this scene in the carriage, and nothing should baulk her of it.

  • It is the most precious poison that ever was concocted in this world.

  • The idea had come to him that Paliser had concocted the admission.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • More than likely Songbird has concocted some verses about it.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm

    Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)


British Dictionary definitions for concocted

concoct

verb (tr)
  1. to make by combining different ingredients
  2. to invent; make up; contrive
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Derived Formsconcocter or concoctor, nounconcoctive, adjective

Word Origin for concoct

C16: from Latin concoctus cooked together, from concoquere, from coquere to cook
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Word Origin and History for concocted

concoct

v.

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.

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