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decoct

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verb de·coct \di-ˈkäkt\

Definition of decoct

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to extract the flavor of by boiling

  3. 2 :  boil down, concentrate



Origin of decoct

Middle English, from Latin decoctus, past participle of decoquere, from de- + coquere to cook — more at cook


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

decoct

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transitive verb de·coct \di-ˈkäkt\

Medical Definition of decoct

  1. 1:  to prepare by boiling :  extract the flavor or active principle of by boiling

  2. 2:  to steep in hot water




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "decoct"


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