Concoction vs Infusion - What's the difference?
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
(obsolete) Digestion (of food etc.).
*, New York Review of Books, 2001, p.260:
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.
- [Sorrow] hinders concoction , refrigerates the heart, takes away stomach, colour, and sleep; thickens the blood […].
(obsolete, medicine) Abatement of a morbid process, such as fever, and return to a normal condition.
(obsolete) The act of perfecting or maturing.
- (John Donne)
- (Francis Bacon)
A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities.
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
- An extract of rooibos and chamomile makes a refreshing infusion .
(obsolete) The act of dipping into a fluid.
- [...] 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.