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CONCOCTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does concoction mean? 

CONCOCTION (noun)
  The noun CONCOCTION has 4 senses:

1. any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
2. an occurrence of an unusual mixture
3. the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose
4. the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components

  Familiarity information: CONCOCTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONCOCTION (noun)


Sense 1concoction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

concoction; intermixture; mixture

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("concoction" is a kind of...):

food product; foodstuff (a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "concoction"):

mincemeat (spiced mixture of chopped raisins and apples and other ingredients with or without meat)

dressing; stuffing (a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables)

roux (a mixture of fat and flour heated and used as a basis for sauces)

batter (a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon)

dough (a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll)

mix; premix (a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients)

filling (a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.)


Sense 2concoction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An occurrence of an unusual mixture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

it suddenly spewed out a thick green concoction

Hypernyms ("concoction" is a kind of...):

mix; mixture (an event that combines things in a mixture)


Sense 3concoction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context examples:

his testimony was a concoction / she has no peer in the concoction of mystery stories

Hypernyms ("concoction" is a kind of...):

conception; design; excogitation; innovation; invention (the creation of something in the mind)


Sense 4concoction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

confection; concoction

Hypernyms ("concoction" is a kind of...):

creating from raw materials (the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it)


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