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concoction

Noun

1 any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients; "he volunteered to taste her latest concoction"; "he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade" [syn: mixture, intermixture]
2 an occurrence of an unusual mixture; "it suddenly spewed out a thick green concoction"
3 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 the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components [syn: confection]

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English

Noun

  1. the act of concocting
  2. something concocted

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Extensive Definition

A concoction (sometimes spelled concotion) 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 assembly of things, persons or ideas. Quite often various very pungent and spicy ketchups or hot sauces, usually based on Cayenne peppers are inadverdently -or for commercial reasons- called "concoctions".

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