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decoction

noun de·coc·tion \di-ˈkäk-shən\

Definition of DECOCTION

1
:  an extract obtained by decocting
2
:  the act or process of decocting
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First Known Use of DECOCTION

15th century
Medical Dictionary

decoction

noun de·coc·tion \-ˈkäk-shən\

Medical Definition of DECOCTION

1
:  the act or process of boiling usually in water so as to extract the flavor or active principle—compare infusion 1b(1)
2
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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