verb (used with object)
to extract the flavor or essence of by boiling.
Origin of decoct
1375–1425; late Middle English decocten < Latin dēcoctus boiled down; see decoction
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Related Words for decoctchew, scrunch, squish, grind, crush, squeeze, poach, evaporate, stew, bubble, steam, simmer, shorten, summarize, curtail, compress, thicken, pulverize, pound, hash
to extract (the essence or active principle) from (a medicinal or similar substance) by boiling
Word Origin for decoct
C15: see decoction
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early 15c., from Latin decoctus, past participle of decoquere (see decoction). Related: Decocted; decocting.
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