- the act of decocting.
- 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.
Origin of decoction
Related Words for decoctionwhiskey, booze, alcohol, arrangement, commodity, profit, brand, work, amount, crop, production, fruit, produce, device, output, merchandise, stock, porridge, puree, chowder
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Historical Examples of decoction
The decoction ready, Leon rubbed it in thoroughly into Stuart's skin.Plotting in Pirate Seas
Our children drink a decoction of ideal love, at the breast.Fantasia of the Unconscious
D. H. Lawrence
He was directed to take the decoction of Digitalis night and morning.
He took the decoction with three drams, and was soon relieved.
It is yellow, and the decoction from it is almost colorless.
- pharmacol the extraction of the water-soluble substances of a drug or medicinal plants by boiling
- the essence or liquor resulting from this