Concocting
Concoct Con*coct", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Concocted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Concocting}.] [L. concoctus, p. p. of concoquere to cook together, to digest, mature; con- + coquere to cook. See {Cook}.] 1. To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Food is concocted, the heart beats, the blood circulates. --Cheyne. [1913 Webster]

2. To purify or refine chemically. [Obs.] --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

3. To prepare from crude materials, as food; to invent or prepare by combining different ingredients; as, to concoct a new dish or beverage. [1913 Webster]

4. To digest in the mind; to devise; to make up; to contrive; to plan; to plot. [1913 Webster]

He was a man of a feeble stomach, unable to concoct any great fortune. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

5. To mature or perfect; to ripen. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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