Meaning of decoction

de•coc•tion

Pronunciation: (di-kok'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of decocting.
    1. an extract obtained by decocting.
    2. water in which a crude vegetable drug has been boiled and which therefore contains the constituents or principles of the substance soluble in boiling water.
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