Definition of concoction in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈkɒkʃn/


1A mixture of various ingredients or elements: the facade is a strange concoction of northern Mannerism and Italian Baroque
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  • 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.
1.1An elaborate story, especially a fabricated one: her story is an improbable concoction
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  • ‘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.
fabrication, piece of fiction, invention, falsification, contrivance
informal fairy story, fairy tale
1.2An elaborate or showy garment or hat: she wore a skin-tight concoction of bugle heads and sequins
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  • Designer Sergio Ciucci served his body-hugging concoctions mostly in black leather, while he also cut jackets and coats into black pony skin and delivered noteworthy fur numbers with side bands.
  • Maud Martha's refusal to purchase the millinery concoction, even at a substantially discounted price, reaffirms her sense of self.
  • He did not see the man, belted in a gothic concoction of black and crimson, as he dived gracefully from the rooftop above.

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