Definition of concoction in English:

concoction

Syllabification: con·coc·tion
Pronunciation: /kənˈkäkSH(ə)n
 
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noun

1A mixture of various ingredients or elements: a concoction of gables, shingles, stained glass, and towers inspired by English medieval houses
More example sentences
  • In so doing, the group sounds like the sort that practices deep in the Appalachians, brewing strange concoctions that evoke the Other so easily - both exotic and primitive.
  • The New Yorkers said that, while it was first thought the attacks relied on high end military grade explosives, they later proved to be homemade concoctions made of mundane ingredients.
  • The two concoctions were viable elements for either permanent brain damage or death.
Synonyms
mixture, brew, preparation, potionblend, mixture, mix, combination, hybrid
1.1An elaborate story, especially a fabrication: her story is an improbable concoction
More example sentences
  • ‘It's really getting to be a series of concoctions and fabrication,’ Estrada's chief of staff said in reaction to the report in The Nation.
  • But I will put my trust in the American system, where fabrication and concoction may work for awhile, but sooner or later the calumny is exposed.
  • Or maybe the story about Seagal was a concoction to start with, and he won't be needing to peruse The Echo's real estate classifieds.
Synonyms
fabrication, invention, falsification
informal fairy tale

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