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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Decoction \De*coc"tion\, noun [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

decoction

noun

1: (pharmacology) the extraction of water-soluble drug substances by boiling


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