Concoction Con*coc"tion, n. [L. concoctio.] 1. A change in food produced by the organs of nutrition; digestion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. The act of concocting or preparing by combining different ingredients; also, the food or compound thus prepared. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of digesting in the mind; planning or devising; rumination. --Donne. [1913 Webster]

4. (Med.) Abatement of a morbid process, as a fever and return to a normal condition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

5. The act of perfecting or maturing. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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