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The decoction ready, Leon rubbed it in thoroughly into Stuart's skin.

Our children drink a decoction of ideal love, at the breast.

He was directed to take the decoction of Digitalis night and morning.

He took the decoction with three drams, and was soon relieved.

It is yellow, and the decoction from it is almost colorless.

In decoction it is used as an eye-wash in catarrhal conjunctivitis.

A decoction of the leaves is purgative and is used in lead colic.

The decoction is made of 60 grams of the entire plant to 750 cc.

It is emollient and, in decoction, is used as a substitute for flaxseed.

Ainslie states that the decoction is employed as a vermifuge and purgative.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from French décoction (13c.) or directly from Latin decoctionem (nominative decoctio) "a boiling down," noun of action from past participle stem of decoquere "to boil down," from de- "down" (see de-) + coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)).

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