decoction

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

de·coc·tion

noun \di-ˈkäk-shən\

Definition of DECOCTION

1
:  an extract obtained by decocting
2
:  the act or process of decocting

First Known Use of DECOCTION

15th century

de·coc·tion

noun \-ˈkäk-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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