AskDefine | Define decoct

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decoct

Verb

1 extract the essence of something by boiling it
2 be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup" [syn: boil down, reduce, concentrate]
3 steep in hot water

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English

Verb

  1. In the context of "cooking}} To make an infusion
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