decoction

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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decoction

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 sense 1b(1)

2a : 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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