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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.

decoct

(dɪˈkɒkt)
vb
(Pharmacology) to extract (the essence or active principle) from (a medicinal or similar substance) by boiling
[C15: see decoction]

de•coct

(dɪˈkɒkt)

v.t.
to extract the flavor or essence of by boiling.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin dēcoctus, past participle of dēcoquere to boil down]

decoct


Past participle: decocted
Gerund: decocting

Imperative
decoct
decoct
Present
I decoct
you decoct
he/she/it decocts
we decoct
you decoct
they decoct
Preterite
I decocted
you decocted
he/she/it decocted
we decocted
you decocted
they decocted
Present Continuous
I am decocting
you are decocting
he/she/it is decocting
we are decocting
you are decocting
they are decocting
Present Perfect
I have decocted
you have decocted
he/she/it has decocted
we have decocted
you have decocted
they have decocted
Past Continuous
I was decocting
you were decocting
he/she/it was decocting
we were decocting
you were decocting
they were decocting
Past Perfect
I had decocted
you had decocted
he/she/it had decocted
we had decocted
you had decocted
they had decocted
Future
I will decoct
you will decoct
he/she/it will decoct
we will decoct
you will decoct
they will decoct
Future Perfect
I will have decocted
you will have decocted
he/she/it will have decocted
we will have decocted
you will have decocted
they will have decocted
Future Continuous
I will be decocting
you will be decocting
he/she/it will be decocting
we will be decocting
you will be decocting
they will be decocting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decocting
you have been decocting
he/she/it has been decocting
we have been decocting
you have been decocting
they have been decocting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decocting
you will have been decocting
he/she/it will have been decocting
we will have been decocting
you will have been decocting
they will have been decocting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decocting
you had been decocting
he/she/it had been decocting
we had been decocting
you had been decocting
they had been decocting
Conditional
I would decoct
you would decoct
he/she/it would decoct
we would decoct
you would decoct
they would decoct
Past Conditional
I would have decocted
you would have decocted
he/she/it would have decocted
we would have decocted
you would have decocted
they would have decocted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decoct - extract the essence of something by boiling it
boil - bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this liquid until it evaporates"
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"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
3.decoct - steep in hot water
steep, infuse - let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"
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The decocted fruit, exhibited the presence of all the tested secondary metabolites except saponins.
The residue was decocted twice with water; then merged the extracting solution, filter and concentrate it, that is, the final aqueous extract intermediate of medicinal material.
0 L of distilled water for 60 min and decocted for approximately 25 min, and the supernatant was collected after filtration.
Citrullus colocynthis was bought from a local market in Iran, with the fruit ground and decocted in water before being boiled in an oily vehicle (sesame oil) to create the topical formulation.
In vain [the physician] decocted the jade cauldron's fragrance; her fleeing shade did not stop, and in the end pursued the waters of the copper pot [water-clock; i.
sup][22] In brief, six medicinal materials were mixed in proportion and were macerated for 1 h with 8 times (v/w) distilled water, and then decocted for 1 h, after which the filtrate was collected and the residue was decocted again for 1 h with 6 times (v/w) distilled water.
Liquorice significantly reduces the toxicity of aconite when the two herbs are decocted together.
Marijuana, already potent by past generations' standards, can be refined or decocted into oils and tinctures.
34) Milk (commonly termed a "white meat," that is, dairy produce) was also considered to be cooling: Henry Butts, noting that milk is cold and moist, warns "Vse no violence after it, nor drink wine, afore you feele it thoroughly decocted [meaning digested].