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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Decoct \De*coct"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decocted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Decocting.] [L. decoctus, p. p. of decoquere to boil
down; de- + coquere to cook, boil. See Cook to decoct.]
1. To prepare by boiling; to digest in hot or boiling water;
to extract the strength or flavor of by boiling; to make
an infusion of.
2. To prepare by the heat of the stomach for assimilation; to
digest; to concoct.
3. To warm, strengthen, or invigorate, as if by boiling. [R.]
"Decoct their cold blood." --Shak.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 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, decoct,
3: steep in hot water
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