Definitions for decoctdɪˈkɒkt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to extract the flavor or essence of by boiling.
Origin of decoct:
1375–1425; late ME < L dēcoctus, ptp. of dēcoquere to boil down
extract the essence of something by boiling it
boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate(verb)
be cooked until very little liquid is left
"The sauce should reduce to one cup"
steep in hot water
To make an infusion
To reduce, or concentrate by boiling down
Origin: from decoquo, from de- + coquo.
to prepare by boiling; to digest in hot or boiling water; to extract the strength or flavor of by boiling; to make an infusion of
to prepare by the heat of the stomach for assimilation; to digest; to concoct
to warm, strengthen, or invigorate, as if by boiling
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