Concoct

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.]
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Food is concocted, the heart beats, the blood circulates.
Cheyne.
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2. To purify or refine chemically. [Obs.] Thomson.
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3. To prepare from crude materials, as food; to invent or prepare by combining different ingredients; as, to concoct a new dish or beverage.
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4. To digest in the mind; to devise; to make up; to contrive; to plan; to plot.
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He was a man of a feeble stomach, unable to concoct any great fortune.
Hayward.
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5. To mature or perfect; to ripen. [Obs.] Bacon.
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