Definitions for: Concoct


[v] make a concoction (of) my mixing
[v] devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
[v] of charges
[v] prepare or cook by mixing ingredients; "concoct a strange mixture"



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*coct", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concocted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Concocting.] [L. concoctus, p. p. of concoquere to
cook together, to digest, mature; con- + coquere to cook. See
Cook.]
1. To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of
nutrition. [Obs.]

Food is concocted, the heart beats, the blood
circulates. --Cheyne.

2. To purify or refine chemically. [Obs.] --Thomson.

3. To prepare from crude materials, as food; to invent or
prepare by combining different ingredients; as, to concoct
a new dish or beverage.

4. To digest in the mind; to devise; to make up; to contrive;
to plan; to plot.

He was a man of a feeble stomach, unable to concoct
any great fortune. --Hayward.

5. To mature or perfect; to ripen. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Synonyms: dream up, hatch, think of, think up, trump up

See Also: amalgamate, commix, cook, cook up, create by mental act, create mentally, fabricate, fix, idealise, idealize, invent, make, make up, manufacture, mingle, mix, prepare, ready, unify

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