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Meaning of DECOCTION

Pronunciation:  di'kâkshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (pharmacology) the extraction by boiling of water-soluble drug substances
 

DECOCTION is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: boiling, simmering, stewing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*coc"tion\, n. [F. d['e]coction, L. decoctio.]
1. The act or process of boiling anything in a watery fluid
   to extract its virtues.

         In decoction . . . it either purgeth at the top or
         settleth at the bottom.               --Bacon.

2. An extract got from a body by boiling it in water.

         If the plant be boiled in water, the strained liquor
         is called the decoction of the plant. --Arbuthnot.

         In pharmacy decoction is opposed to infusion, where
         there is merely steeping.             --Latham.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: boil, boiling, brew, chemical solution, coction, combination, composition, concentrate, concentration, concoction, confection, decoctum, distillate, distillation, ebullience, ebulliency, ebulliometer, ebullition, elixir, essence, expression, extract, extraction, imbuement, impregnation, infiltration, infusion, instillation, instillment, interpenetration, leach, leachate, lixivium, marination, mixture, penetration, permeation, pervasion, pressing, purification, quintessence, refinement, rendering, rendition, saturation, seething, simmer, simmering, soaking, solution, spirit, squeezing, steeping, stewing, suffusion
 

 

 

 

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