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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.]
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(Pharmacology) to extract (the essence or active principle) from (a medicinal or similar substance) by boiling
[C15: see decoction]
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to extract the flavor or essence of by boiling.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin dēcoctus, past participle of dēcoquere to boil down]
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Past participle: decocted
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|Verb||1.||decoct - extract the essence of something by boiling it|
|2.||decoct - be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"|
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
|3.||decoct - steep in hot water|
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