• (British) IPA: /kənˈkɒkʃən/
  • (America) IPA: /kənˈkɑkʃɪn/, /kəŋˈkɑkʃɪn/


  1. The preparing of a medicine, food or other substance out of many ingredients.
  2. A mixture prepared in such a way.
  3. Something made up, an invention.
  4. (obsolete) Digestion (of food etc.).
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:
      , New York Review of Books, 2001, p.260:
      [Sorrow] hinders concoction, refrigerates the heart, takes away stomach, colour, and sleep; thickens the blood […]
  5. (obsolete, figurative) The act of digesting in the mind; rumination.
  6. (obsolete, medicine) Abatement of a morbid process, such as fever, and return to a normal condition.
  7. (obsolete) The act of perfecting or maturing.
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