concoct

[ kon-kokt, kuhn- ]
/ kɒnˈkɒkt, kən- /
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verb (used with object)

to prepare or make by combining ingredients, especially in cookery: to concoct a meal from leftovers.
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

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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