Definition for DE-COC'TION

DE-COC'TION, n. [Fr. decoction; It. decozione. See Decoct.]

  1. The act of boiling a substance in water, for extracting its virtues.
  2. The liquor in which a substance has been boiled; water impregnated with the principles of any animal or vegetable substance boiled in it; as a weak or a strong decoction of Peruvian bark.

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