Definition for DE-COCT'

DE-COCT', v.t. [L. decoquo, decoctum; de and coquo, to cook, to boil.]

  1. To prepare by boiling; to digest in hot or boiling water. – Bacon.
  2. To digest by the heat of the stomach; to prepare as food for nourishing the body. – Davies.
  3. To boil in water, for extracting the principles or virtues of a substance. – Bacon.
  4. To boil up to a consistence; to invigorate. – Shak. [This verb is little used, and in its last sense, is hardly proper.]

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