- (obsolete) Digestion (of food etc.).
- 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):, New York Review of Books, 2001, p.260:
- [Sorrow] hinders concoction, refrigerates the heart, takes away stomach, colour, and sleep; thickens the blood […]
- The preparing of a medicine, food or other substance out of many ingredients.
- A mixture prepared in such a way.
- Something made-up, an invention.
- (obsolete, figuratively) The act of digesting in the mind; rumination.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of John Donne to this entry?)
- (obsolete, medicine) Abatement of a morbid process, such as fever, and return to a normal condition.
- (obsolete) The act of perfecting or maturing.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
preparing of substance from many ingredients
mixture so prepared
concoction f (plural concoctions)
- concoction (mixture)
- “concoction” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).