decoct


de·coct

verb \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

de·coct

transitive verb \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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