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Latin coctio.


coction (plural coctions)

  1. (obsolete) An act of boiling.
  2. (medicine, obsolete) digestion
  3. (obsolete) The change which the humoralists believed morbific matter undergoes before elimination.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for coction in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)