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de·coct

 (dĭ-kŏkt′)
tr.v. de·coct·ed, de·coct·ing, de·cocts
1. To extract the flavor of by boiling.
2. To make concentrated; boil down.

[Middle English decocten, to boil, from Latin dēcoquere, dēcoct-, to boil down or away : dē-, de- + coquere, to boil, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

de·coc′tion n.

decoction

(dɪˈkɒkʃən)
n
1. (Pharmacology) pharmacol the extraction of the water-soluble substances of a drug or medicinal plants by boiling
2. (Pharmacology) the essence or liquor resulting from this
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin dēcoctiō, from dēcoquere to boil down, from coquere to cook]

de•coc•tion

(dɪˈkɒk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of decocting.
2. an extract obtained by decocting.
[1350–1400; < Old French < Late Latin]
de•coc′tive, adj.

decoction

1. the process of boiling a substance in water to extract its essence.
2. the essence so produced.
See also: Processes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decoction - (pharmacology) the extraction of water-soluble drug substances by boiling
materia medica, pharmacological medicine, pharmacology - the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects
extraction - the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
Translations

decoction

[dɪˈkɒkʃən] Ndecocción f

decoction

nAbkochung f, → Absud m; (Pharm) → Dekokt nt (spec)

de·coc·tion

n. cocimiento, té de yerbas medicinales.