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Decoct

Definition
verb
(1) To extract by boiling; to boil down in a watery fluid; to make an infusion of.
(2) To make concentrated; to strengthen.
(3) To prepare through the heat of the stomach for assimilation; to digest
Supplement
Word origin: From Old French décoction or Latin decoctio (decoct-, past participle stem of decoquere ‘boil down’, from de + coquere ‘cook’).

Related forms: decoction (noun).


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