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concoction

Pronunciation: /kənˈkɑːkʃən; kənˈkɒkʃən/

Translation of concoction in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 c and u (food, drink) I'm not eating/drinking that concoction [pejorative/peyorativo] yo no me como ese mejunje/bebo ese brebaje [pejorative/peyorativo] one of Pierre's delicious concoctions una de las exquisitas creaciones de Pierre
    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.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (of story, excuse) invención (feminine) [pejorative/peyorativo]
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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