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English noun: concoction

1. concoction (food) any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients


SamplesHe volunteered to taste her latest concoction.
He drank a mixture of beer and lemonade.


Synonymsintermixture, mixture


Broader (hypernym)food product, foodstuff


Narrower (hyponym)batter, dough, dressing, filling, mincemeat, mix, premix, roux, stuffing

2. concoction (event) an occurrence of an unusual mixture


SamplesIt suddenly spewed out a thick green concoction.


Broader (hypernym)mix, mixture

3. concoction (cognition) the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose


SamplesHis testimony was a concoction.
She has no peer in the concoction of mystery stories.


Broader (hypernym)conception, design, excogitation, innovation, invention

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


Synonymsconfection


Broader (hypernym)creating from raw materials









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