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decoct


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decoct  \De*coct"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Decocted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Decocting}.]  [L.  decoctus  p.  p.  of  decoquere  to  boil 
  down  de-  +  coquere  to  cook,  boil.  See  {Cook}  to  decoct.] 
  1.  To  prepare  by  boiling;  to  digest  in  hot  or  boiling  water; 
  to  extract  the  strength  or  flavor  of  by  boiling;  to  make 
  an  infusion  of 
 
  2.  To  prepare  by  the  heat  of  the  stomach  for  assimilation;  to 
  digest;  to  concoct. 
 
  3.  To  warm,  strengthen,  or  invigorate,  as  if  by  boiling.  [R.] 
  ``Decoct  their  cold  blood.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decoct 
  v  1:  extract  the  essence  of  something  by  boiling  it 
  2:  be  cooked  until  very  little  is  left  as  of  sauces;  "The 
  sauce  should  reduce  to  one  cup"  [syn:  {boil  down},  {reduce}, 
  {concentrate}] 
  3:  steep  in  hot  water 




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