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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of concoquere 'to cook together', from com- ( COM-) + coquere 'to cook'


con‧coct [transitive]
1 to invent a clever story, excuse, or plan, especially in order to deceive someone:
John concocted an elaborate excuse for being late.
2 to make something, especially food or drink, by mixing different things, especially things that are not usually combined:
Jean concocted a great meal from the leftovers.

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