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Definitions of decoction:

part of speech: noun

Solution resulting from boiled vegetable drugs.

part of speech: noun

1. The process of boiling. 2. Decoctum.

Usage examples for decoction:

  • As for the nutritive value, parching the cereals undoubtedly renders some of the carbohydrates soluble, and a part of this soluble matter passes into the decoction but the nutritive value of the infusion is hardly worth considering in the dietary. "Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value", Harry Snyder
  • Wallace, in a few words, telling Bruce the manner of his reencounter with the sick man, and his belief that he was disordered in his mind, drew toward the bed, and offered him some of the decoction which the woman now brought. "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter
  • Therefore a decoction of the leaves could not fail to be beneficial in one way or another. "Concerning Animals and Other Matters", E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)

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