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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·coc·tion /dɪˈkɑkʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·coc·tion /-ˈkɑkʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·coc·tion n.
 1. The act or process of boiling anything in a watery fluid to extract its virtues.
    In decoction . . . it either purgeth at the top or settleth at the bottom.   --Bacon.
 2. An extract got from a body by boiling it in water.
    If the plant be boiled in water, the strained liquor is called the decoction of the plant.   --Arbuthnot.
    In pharmacy decoction is opposed to infusion, where there is merely steeping.   --Latham.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (pharmacology) the extraction by boiling of water-soluble
          drug substances