- an extract obtained by decocting.
- water in which a crude vegetable drug has been boiled and which therefore contains the constituents or principles of the substance soluble in boiling water.
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Origin of decoction
OTHER WORDS FROM decoctionde·coc·tive, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for decoction
He chewed the gum to make his breath sweet and drank a decoction of the root to make him live forever.The Treatment of Hay Fever|George Frederick Laidlaw
From the infusion made with boiling water, or from the decoction.
From the infusion or decoction of the root of white bryony (Bryonia dioica).
By evaporating the decoction, or the infusion made with hot water.
From the decoction of the fresh root of couch grass, evaporated to the consistence of new honey.