Definitions for decoctdɪˈkɒkt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. decoct(verb)

    extract the essence of something by boiling it

  2. boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate(verb)

    be cooked until very little liquid is left

    "The sauce should reduce to one cup"

  3. decoct(verb)

    steep in hot water

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  1. decoct(Verb)

    To make an infusion

  2. decoct(Verb)

    To reduce, or concentrate by boiling down

  3. Origin: from decoquo, from de- + coquo.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Decoct(verb)

    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

  2. Decoct(verb)

    to prepare by the heat of the stomach for assimilation; to digest; to concoct

  3. Decoct(verb)

    to warm, strengthen, or invigorate, as if by boiling

  4. Origin: [L. decoctus, p. p. of decoquere to boil down; de- + coquere to cook, boil. See Cook to decoct.]

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