decoction definition

  • noun:
    • an extraction or essence of anything, obtained by boiling it down
    • The act or procedure for boiling such a thing in a watery fluid to draw out its virtues.
    • An extract got from a body by boiling it in liquid.
    • The act of boiling in liquid, so that you can extract the strange properties or virtues.
    • The liquor which an animal or a vegetable material is boiled; liquid impregnated by boiling with all the properties of these a substance: as, a decoction of Peruvian bark.
    • (pharmacology) the extraction of water-soluble medication substances by boiling

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