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concoct

[ kon-kokt, kuhn- ]
/ kɒnˈkɒkt, kən- /
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verb (used with object)
to prepare or make by combining ingredients, especially in cooking: We concocted a meal from leftovers since no one had time to stop at the store.
to devise; make up; contrive: He'll have to concoct an excuse for his absence if he wants to keep the job.
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Origin of concoct

First recorded in 1525–35; from Latin concoctus (past participle of concoquere “to cook together”), equivalent to con- con- + coc-, variant stem of coquere “to boil, cook1 ” from Greek péptein; see pepsin, peptic) + -tus past participle ending

OTHER WORDS FROM concoct

con·coct·er, con·coc·tor, nouncon·coc·tive, adjectivewell-con·coct·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for concoct

concoct
/ (kənˈkɒkt) /

verb (tr)
to make by combining different ingredients
to invent; make up; contrive

Derived forms of concoct

concocter or concoctor, nounconcoctive, adjective

Word Origin for concoct

C16: from Latin concoctus cooked together, from concoquere, from coquere to cook
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