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 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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