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decoct

decoct

verb de·coct \di-ˈkäkt\

Definition of DECOCT

transitive verb
1
:  to extract the flavor of by boiling

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

decoct

transitive verb de·coct \di-ˈkäkt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DECOCT

1
:  to prepare by boiling :  extract the flavor or active principle of by boiling
2
:  to steep in hot water

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