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concoct


con·coct  (kn-kkt)
tr.v. con·coct·ed, con·coct·ing, con·cocts
1. To prepare by mixing ingredients, as in cooking.
2. To devise, using skill and intelligence; contrive: concoct a mystery story.

[Latin concoquere, concoct-, to boil together : com-, com- + coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

con·cocter, con·coctor n.
con·coction n.
con·coctive adj.


concoct  /knkkt/  v. [T] 1 to mix together, usu. in a strange way: He concocted a drink made from five different liquors. 2 to invent a story or excuse that is not true: He concocted a story about why his homework wasnt done. -n. concoction. concoct

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