decoction

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noun de·coc·tion \di-ˈkäk-shən\

Definition of decoction

  1. 1 :  an extract obtained by decocting

  2. 2 :  the act or process of decocting

15th Century

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. 1:  the act or process of boiling usually in water so as to extract the flavor or active principle—compare infusion 1b(1)

  2. 2a:  an extract or liquid preparation obtained by decoctingb:  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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