Concoctive Con*coct"ive, a. Having the power of digesting or ripening; digestive. [1913 Webster]

Hence the concoctive powers, with various art, Subdue the cruder aliments to chyle. --J. Armstrong. [1913 Webster]

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  • concoctive — See concocter. * * * …   Universalium

  • concoctive — adjective a) Of or pertaining to digestion; digestive b) Of or pertaining to concoction …   Wiktionary

  • concoctive — con·coc·tive …   English syllables

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  • inventive — adj 1. creative, imaginative, originative, visionary, inspired, concoctive, devising, contriving, composing, shaping, making; talented, artistic, endowed, gifted; original, fanciful, ingenious, resourceful; clever, quick, sharp, able, adept,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • concoct — /kənˈkɒkt / (say kuhn kokt), /kəŋ / (say kuhng ) verb (t) 1. to make by combining ingredients, as in cookery: to concoct a soup; to concoct a dinner. 2. to prepare; make up; contrive: to concoct a story. {Latin concoctus, past participle, cooked… …   Australian English dictionary

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