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English verb: decoct

1. decoct (change) extract the essence of something by boiling it

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)boil

2. decoct (change) be cooked until very little liquid is left

SamplesThe sauce should reduce to one cup.

Synonymsboil down, concentrate, reduce

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

3. decoct (change) steep in hot water

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)infuse, steep

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