- 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.
Words nearby decoction
Origin of decoction
OTHER WORDS FROM decoctionde·coc·tive, adjective
Examples from the Web for decoction
As an astringent, all the parts described are commonly given under the form of decoction.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
For roundworms he recommended especially a decoction of artemisia maritima, coriander seeds, and decoctions of thyme.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
For coughs and lung diseases, a decoction of wild cherry bark was administered.Andersonville, Volume 4|John McElroy
The decoction deposits an impure resin or resinoid on cooling.
With the leaves of the latter they make a decoction which, mixed with hydromel, is an antidote for intermittent fevers.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft