plural -s
archaic : the act or process of attaining a more perfect, more mature, or more desirable condition either through natural processes or by the intervention of foreign agents (as heat)
specifically : digestion of food
archaic : suppuration conceived of especially by humoralists as a stage in the normal process of wound healing or as a phase in the development of any disease

Word History


Latin coction-, coctio cooking, digestion, from coctus + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Coction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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