[ 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 decoctun·de·coct·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for decoct
On the 2d of June, being still rather weak, he was ordered decoct.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses|William Withering
Can sodden water—barley-broth—decoct their cold blood to such valiant heat?Gatherings From Spain|Richard Ford
British Dictionary definitions for decoct
/ (dɪˈkɒkt) /
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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