Decoction

De*coc"tion

(?), n. [F. dcoction, L. decoctio.] 1. The act or process of boiling anything in a watery fluid to extract its virtues.
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In decoction . . . it either purgeth at the top or settleth at the bottom.
Bacon.
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2. An extract got from a body by boiling it in water.
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If the plant be boiled in water, the strained liquor is called the decoction of the plant.
Arbuthnot.
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In pharmacy decoction is opposed to infusion, where there is merely steeping.
Latham.
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