concoct

When you concoct something, you mix up different ingredients. If you want to become a mad scientist or a wizard, you'll have to learn how to concoct strange potions.

If the word concoction makes you think of steaming caldrons or liquids bubbling in test tubes, you’ll be amused to know that it comes from a Latin word for “digestion.” Yum! On summer days, children sometimes concoct imaginative stews from grass, leaves and dirt. They may also concoct lies to explain why they tried feeding such concoctions to their little sister.

Definitions of concoct
  1. verb
    make a concoction (of) by mixing
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    amalgamate, commix, mingle, mix, unify
    to bring or combine together or with something else
  2. verb
    prepare or cook by mixing ingredients
    concoct a strange mixture”
    synonyms: cook up
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    type of:
    cook, fix, make, prepare, ready
    prepare for eating by applying heat
  3. verb
    invent
    synonyms: trump up
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    type of:
    cook up, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture
    make up something artificial or untrue
  4. verb
    devise or invent
    synonyms: dream up, hatch, think of, think up
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    idealise, idealize
    form ideals
    cook up, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture
    make up something artificial or untrue
    mythologise, mythologize
    construct a myth
    confabulate
    unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
    trump up
    invent
    spin
    make up a story
    vamp, vamp up
    make up
    type of:
    create by mental act, create mentally
    create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
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