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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concoction  \Con*coc"tion\,  n.  [L.  concoctio.] 
  1.  A  change  in  food  produced  by  the  organs  of  nutrition; 
  digestion.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  The  act  of  concocting  or  preparing  by  combining  different 
  ingredients;  also  the  food  or  compound  thus  prepared. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  digesting  in  the  mind;  planning  or  devising; 
  rumination.  --Donne. 
 
  4.  (Med.)  Abatement  of  a  morbid  process,  as  a  fever  and 
  return  to  a  normal  condition.  [Obs.] 
 
  5.  The  act  of  perfecting  or  maturing.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  concoction 
  n  1:  any  foodstuff  made  by  combining  different  ingredients;  "he 
  hesitated  to  taste  the  strange  concoction";  "he  drank  a 
  mixture  of  beer  and  lemonade"  [syn:  {mixture},  {intermixture}] 
  2:  an  occurrence  of  an  unusual  mixture 
  3:  the  act  of  creating  something  by  compounding  or  mixing  raw 
  materials  [syn:  {confection}] 




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