• IPA: /dɪˈkɒkʃən/


  1. An extraction or essence of something, obtained by boil#Verb|boiling it down.
  2. The process of boiling something down in this way.
    • 1804, The Medical and Physical Journal (page 563)
      Even the fixed principles of vegetables, at least some of them, are injured by long decoction. The extractive matter, for instance, gradually absorbs oxygen from the atmosphere, and is converted into a substance nearly insipid and inert.
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