Meaning of “concoction” in the English Dictionary


"concoction" in English

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concoctionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /kənˈkɒk.ʃən/ us /kənˈkɑːk.ʃən/

Examples from literature

  • If, indeed, this novel concoction was the favorite fare of hunters, it is no wonder that the race of hunters is becoming extinct. 
  • Make the concoction with boiling water, from soot taken from the chimney or stove in which wood is burned. 
  • The old lady next door pottered in and out, putting mustard plasters on his chest and forgetting to take them off, and feeding him nauseous concoctions that she brewed over a coal-oil stove. 
  • The roast course was always accompanied by an aqueous, semi-frozen concoction which the bill of fare revealed as Roman punch. 
  • There he occupied himself with the concoction of poisons, the resource of fallen statesmen. 

(Definition of “concoction” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"concoction" in American English

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concoctionnoun [ C ]

us /kənˈkɑk·ʃən/

something put together from several different things:

She drinks this herbal concoction.

(Definition of “concoction” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)