[ kon-kok-shuhn, kuhn- ]
/ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for concoction


/ (kənˈkɒkʃən) /


the act or process of concocting
something concocted
an untruth; lie
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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.

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