What does concoction mean?

Definitions for concoction
kɒnˈkɒk ʃən, kən-con·coc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concoction, mixture, intermixturenoun

    any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients

    "he volunteered to taste her latest concoction"; "he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"

  2. concoctionnoun

    an occurrence of an unusual mixture

    "it suddenly spewed out a thick green concoction"

  3. concoctionnoun

    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"

  4. confection, concoctionnoun

    the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components


  1. concoctionnoun

    Digestion (of food etc.).

    Etymology: From concoctionem.

  2. concoctionnoun

    The preparing of a medicine, food or other substance out of many ingredients.

    Etymology: From concoctionem.

  3. concoctionnoun

    A mixture prepared in such a way.

    Etymology: From concoctionem.

  4. concoctionnoun

    Something made-up, an invention.

    Etymology: From concoctionem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concoctionnoun

    a change in food produced by the organs of nutrition; digestion

    Etymology: [L. concoctio.]

  2. Concoctionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. concoctio.]

  3. Concoctionnoun

    the act of digesting in the mind; planning or devising; rumination

    Etymology: [L. concoctio.]

  4. Concoctionnoun

    abatement of a morbid process, as a fever and return to a normal condition

    Etymology: [L. concoctio.]

  5. Concoctionnoun

    the act of perfecting or maturing

    Etymology: [L. concoctio.]


  1. Concoction

    A concoction is, strictly speaking, a combination of various ingredients, usually herbs, spices, condiments, powdery substances, or minerals, mixed up together, minced, dissolved, or macerated into a liquid so as they can be ingested or drunk. The term "concoction" is sometimes loosely used metaphorically in order to describe a cocktail or a motley assemblage of things, persons, or ideas.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. concoction

    1. An imaginative mosaic distinguished from a lie in this, that a lie is "made up" and a concoction is "put together." 2. A social, religious, economic or political allegory, dogma, creed or program which lands some one in power and flattens out those who believe in it. 3. A mixture of dream and reality, sometimes called "Universe" or "World," put together by two strolling Super-Gentlemen Adventurers, sometimes known as God and Satan.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of concoction in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of concoction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of concoction in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the deadliest and most venomous destructive concoction is created by mixing false pride with ignorance and power. Regretfully there are more victims of this poisonous formulation than the poison itself.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    l'un des plus meurtrière et destructrice concoction plus venimeux est créé en mélangeant faux orgueil de l'ignorance et de la puissance. malheureusement il ya plus de victimes de cette formulation toxique que le poison lui-même.

  3. Michelle Rauch:

    The idea that combining coffee and lemon juice creates a ‘fat burning’ elixir is false. While each component may have some of their own health benefits, there is no scientific evidence to prove that the pairing of the two would promote weight loss, consuming too much of this concoction can actually have adverse effects to one’s health.

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