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 d&emacron;coquere, d&emacron;coct-, to boil down or away : d&emacron;-, 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.