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decoct Syllabification: de·coct
Pronunciation: /dəˈkäkt/

Definition of decoct in English:


[with object] archaic
Extract the essence from (something) by heating or boiling it.
Example sentences
  • Extracts were prepared by decocting the dry herb with boiling water for 60 minutes.
  • First, decoct the tangerine peel and use the boiling water to infuse the tea.
  • Oil can be made of these by decocting them first in water.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'cook, heat up'): from Latin decoct- 'boiled down', from the verb decoquere, from de- 'down' + coquere 'cook'.

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