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decoct

[ dih-kokt ]
/ dɪˈkɒkt /
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verb (used with object)
to extract the flavor or essence of by boiling.
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Origin of decoct

1375–1425; late Middle English decocten<Latin dēcoctus boiled down; see decoction

OTHER WORDS FROM decoct

un·de·coct·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for decoct

decoct
/ (dɪˈkɒkt) /

verb
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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