What does decoct mean?

Definitions for decoct

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word decoct.

Princeton's WordNet

  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


  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 Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decoct

    de-kokt′, v.t. to prepare by boiling: to extract the substance of by boiling: to boil: to devise.—adjs. Decoc′tible, Decoc′tive.—ns. Decoc′tion, an extract of anything got by boiling; Decoc′ture, a substance prepared by decoction. [L. decoquĕre, decoctumde, down, coquĕre, to cook.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decoct in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decoct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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