tr.v. con·coct·ed, con·coct·ing, con·cocts
1. To prepare by mixing ingredients, as in cooking.
2. To devise, using skill and intelligence; contrive: concoct a plan.
[Latin concoquere, concoct-, to boil together : com-, com- + coquere, to cook; see pekw- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
con·cocter, con·coctor n.
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