decoction

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noun de·coc·tion \ 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


Medical Dictionary

decoction

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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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