Part of speech: noun

The act of boiling; an extract made by boiling.

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Usage examples "decoction":

  1. They require to be dried before the decoction is made; but this can be done in a short time over a fire; and so in a short time it was done, Norman having parched them upon heated stones. - "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
  2. It wouldn't do to sip the top layer, and say what the decoction was like, before you absorbed the whole- with discrimination. - "The Guests Of Hercules", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.
  3. The floors of the houses are invariably made of earth, beaten down hard, and smeared periodically with a decoction of cow- dung. - "India and the Indians", Edward F. Elwin.