Origin of decoctMiddle English decocten from past participle of Classical Latin decoquere, to boil down from de-, down + coquere, cook
transitive verbde·coct·ed, de·coct·ing, de·cocts
- To extract the flavor of by boiling.
- To make concentrated; boil down.
Origin of decoctMiddle English decocten to boil from Latin dēcoquere dēcoct- to boil down or away dē- de- coquere to boil, to cook ; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present decocts, present participle decocting, simple past and past participle decocted)
Old French, from Latin decoquō (“I boil down”), from de- + coquō.