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Meaning of DECOCT

Pronunciation:  di'kâkt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  steep in hot water
  2. [v]  be cooked until very little is left; as of sauces; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
  3. [v]  extract the essence of something by boiling it

DECOCT is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: boil down, concentrate, reduce
 See Also: boil, decrease, diminish, fall, infuse, lessen, steep



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.