concoction

[ kon-kok-shuhn, kuhn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF concoction
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONCOCTION

"The concoction of the draught has been perfect," said he, in answer to Georgiana's look.

You do spoil one abominably, you concoction of honey and all things sweet.

In the south of France they make a concoction from the residue of grapes.

That night, I made a concoction that would only satisfy a Siwash appetite.

He was a self-appointed lemonade maker and was famous for the concoction.

Another French coffee was a concoction of peas, rye, and oats.

Be careful to boil the ea sucr well, as this concoction must not be too watery.

To mitigate the fever, he poured some concoction down his burning throat.

After this concoction had been allowed to ferment, it could be guaranteed to kill or cure.

Its mind was made up in "the seventies," Nor hath it ever since changed that concoction.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "digestion," from Latin concoctionem (nominative concoctio) "digestion," noun of action from past participle stem of concoquere (see concoct). Meaning "preparation of a medicinal potion" is from 1851; sense of "a made-up story" is from 1823.

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batter

nounmixture before baking
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