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(1) To extract by boiling; to boil down in a watery fluid; to make an infusion of.

(2) To make concentrated; to strengthen.

(3) To prepare through the heat of the stomach for assimilation; to digest


Word origin: From Old French décoction or Latin decoctio (decoct-, past participle stem of decoquere ‘boil down’, from de + coquere ‘cook’).
Related forms: decoction (noun).

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