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Meaning of CONCOCTION

Pronunciation:  kân'kâkshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
  2. [n]  the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose; "his testimony was a concoction"; "she has no peer in the concoction of mystery stories"
  3. [n]  an occurrence of an unusual mixture; "it suddenly spewed out a thick green concoction"
  4. [n]  any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients; "he volunteered to taste her latest concoction"; "he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"
 

CONCOCTION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: confection, intermixture, mixture
 
 See Also: batter, conception, creating from raw materials, design, dough, dressing, excogitation, filling, food product, foodstuff, innovation, invention, mincemeat, mix, mix, mixture, premix, roux, stuffing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*coc"tion\, n. [L. concoctio.]
1. A change in food produced by the organs of nutrition;
   digestion. [Obs.]

2. The act of concocting or preparing by combining different
   ingredients; also, the food or compound thus prepared.

3. The act of digesting in the mind; planning or devising;
   rumination. --Donne.

4. (Med.) Abatement of a morbid process, as a fever and
   return to a normal condition. [Obs.]

5. The act of perfecting or maturing. [Obs.] --Bacon.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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