Con*coct" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concocted; p. pr. & vb. n. Concocting.] [L. concoctus, p. p. of concoquere to cook together, to digest, mature; con- + coquere to cook. See Cook.]

1.

To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition.

[Obs.]

Food is concocted, the heart beats, the blood circulates. Cheyne.

2.

To purify or refine chemically.

[Obs.]

Thomson.

3.

To prepare from crude materials, as food; to invent or prepare by combining different ingredients; as, to concoct a new dish or beverage.

4.

To digest in the mind; to devise; to make up; to contrive; to plan; to plot.

He was a man of a feeble stomach, unable to concoct any great fortune. Hayward.

5.

To mature or perfect; to ripen.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

 

© Webster 1913.

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