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decoct

[dih-kokt] /dɪˈkɒkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to extract the flavor or essence of by boiling.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English decocten < Latin dēcoctus boiled down; see decoction
Related forms
undecocted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for decoct

decoct

/dɪˈkɒkt/
verb
1.
to extract (the essence or active principle) from (a medicinal or similar substance) by boiling
Word Origin
C15: see decoction
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Word Origin and History for decoct
v.

early 15c., from Latin decoctus, past participle of decoquere (see decoction). Related: Decocted; decocting.

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