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concoction

[kənkok′shən]
Etymology: L, con + coquere, to cook
a remedy prepared from a mixture of two or more drugs or substances that have been heated.

concoction

(kŏn-kŏk′shŭn) [L. con, with, + coquere, to cook]
A mixture of two medicinal substances, usually done with the aid of heat.
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Post-apocalyptic science fiction can be cool because it allows its creators to concoct all sorts of brave new worlds and comment on actual aspects of current society.
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IN MOLIERE'S 17th-century comedy ``The School for Wives,'' the middle-age bourgeois bachelor Arnolphe concocts a cure for his fear of marriage: He'll wed a simpleton.
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First-time novelist Benson concocts a well thought-out story composed of equal parts political thriller, melodramatic romance and upscale urban mystery taken right out of today's headlines about the evil tobacco industry.
In Westerfeld's first Midnighters tale, he concocts a unique and fresh fantasy setting just beyond the edge of our consciousness.
Inspired by traditional Aboriginal bark painting (practiced in the region of northern Australia known as Arnhem Land), Lin Onus concocts his own potent synthesis of realistic landscape painting and traditional pictographic images.