coction

noun coc·tion \ ˈkäkshən \

Definition of coction

plural -s
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 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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