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From Old French décoction or Latin decoctio (decoct-, past participle stem of decoquere ‘boil down’, from de + coquere ‘cook’).

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  • IPA: /dɪ'kɒkʃən/

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Singular
Decoction

Plural
Decoctions

Decoction (plural Decoctions)
  1. an extraction or essence of something, obtained by boiling it down
    • 1993, Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man In Deptford
      Poley offered a hot decoction of blackberries, saying: Peace?
    • 1994, Jeanette Winterson, Art & Lies
      Witches and devils no longer threaten you and me. We don’t mind living next door to the harmless lady with her herb garden and decoction still, her black cat and red hair.

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fa:decoction kn:decoction hu:decoction pl:decoction ru:decoction ta:decoction te:decoction vi:decoction zh:decoction

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