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 for Concocting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Concoct \Con*coct"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concocted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Concocting.] [L. concoctus, p. p. of concoquere to
     cook together, to digest, mature; con- + coquere to cook. See
     1. To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of
        nutrition. [Obs.]
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              Food is concocted, the heart beats, the blood
              circulates.                           --Cheyne.
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     2. To purify or refine chemically. [Obs.] --Thomson.
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     3. 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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     4. To digest in the mind; to devise; to make up; to contrive;
        to plan; to plot.
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              He was a man of a feeble stomach, unable to concoct
              any great fortune.                    --Hayward.
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     5. To mature or perfect; to ripen. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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