Concoction vs Infusion - What's the difference?

concoction | infusion |


As nouns the difference between concoction and infusion

is that concoction is (obsolete) digestion (of food etc) while infusion is tea (infusion made from herbs).

concoction

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) Digestion (of food etc.).
  • *, 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, figurative) The act of digesting in the mind; rumination.
  • (John Donne)
  • (obsolete, medicine) Abatement of a morbid process, such as fever, and return to a normal condition.
  • (obsolete) The act of perfecting or maturing.
  • (Francis Bacon)

    infusion

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities.
  • An extract of rooibos and chamomile makes a refreshing infusion .
  • The act of steeping or soaking a substance in liquid so as to extract medicinal or herbal qualities.
  • The act of installing a quality into a person.
  • * 1602 : , act V scene 1
  • [...] but in the verity of extolment / I take him to be a soul of great article and his infusion / of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of / him, his semblable in his mirror, and who else would / trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.
  • (obsolete) The act of dipping into a fluid.