de·coc·tion noun \di-ˈkäk-shən\
: the act or process of decocting
First Known Use of DECOCTION
de·coc·tion noun \-ˈkäk-shən\ (Medical Dictionary)
: the act or process of boiling usually in water so as to extract the flavor or active principle—compare infusion 1b(1)
a : an extract or liquid preparation obtained by decocting b : a liquid preparation made by boiling a medicinal plant with water usually in the proportion of 5 parts of the drug to 100 parts of water
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