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decoct (v.)

early 15c., "prepare by boiling," from Latin decoctus, past participle of decoquere "to boil down," from de "down" (see de-) + coquere "to cook" (from PIE root *pekw- "to cook, ripen"). Related: Decocted; decocting.

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Definitions of decoct

decoct (v.)
extract the essence of something by boiling it;
decoct (v.)
be cooked until very little liquid is left;
Synonyms: boil down / reduce / concentrate
decoct (v.)
steep in hot water;
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