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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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