noun coc·tion \ˈkäkshən\

Definition of coction



  1. 1 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

  2. 2 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

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Origin and Etymology of coction

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

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a trip made at another's expense

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