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Decoct vs. Concoct

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Decoctverb

(cooking) To make an infusion.

Concoctverb

To prepare something by mixing various ingredients, especially to prepare food for cooking.

‘to concoct a potion’; ‘to concoct a new dish’;

Decoctverb

(cooking) To reduce, or concentrate by boiling down.

Concoctverb

(figurative) To contrive something using skill or ingenuity.

‘to concoct a cunning plan’;

Decoctverb

(figurative) To heat as if by boiling.

Concoctverb

(obsolete) To digest.

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Decoctverb

(figurative) To reduce or diminish.

Concoctverb

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

‘Food is concocted, the heart beats, the blood circulates.’;

Decoctverb

To digest in the stomach.

Concoctverb

To purify or refine chemically.

Decoctverb

(transitive) To devise.

Concoctverb

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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Decoctverb

To prepare by boiling; to digest in hot or boiling water; to extract the strength or flavor of by boiling; to make an infusion of.

Concoctverb

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.’;

Decoctverb

To prepare by the heat of the stomach for assimilation; to digest; to concoct.

Concoctverb

To mature or perfect; to ripen.

Decoctverb

To warm, strengthen, or invigorate, as if by boiling.

Concoctverb

make a concoction (of) by mixing

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Decoctverb

extract the essence of something by boiling it

Concoctverb

prepare or cook by mixing ingredients;

‘concoct a strange mixture’;

Decoctverb

be cooked until very little liquid is left;

‘The sauce should reduce to one cup’;

Concoctverb

of charges

Decoctverb

steep in hot water

Concoctverb

devise or invent;

‘He thought up a plan to get rich quickly’; ‘no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software’;

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