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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


Broader (hypernym)creating from raw materials

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