Pronunciation of Decoction
/dɪkˈɒkʃən/, /dɪkˈɒkʃən/, /d_ɪ_k_ˈɒ_k_ʃ_ə_n/
Synonyms for decoction:
Other synonyms and related words:
blend, mongrel, infusion, compound, brew, concoction, composition, blending, stew, conglomeration, medley, mash, potpourri, mix, mixture, admixture, meld, hybrid, emulsion, amalgamate, paste, alloy, intermixture, combination, amalgam, commixture, Interfusion, elixir, composite, merger.
Usage examples for decoction:
- In the course of a few weeks, or when the child seems to need stronger nourishment, one part of veal- tea, made with a pound of veal to a pint of water, may be added to one part of whey, with the white of egg and sugar of milk as before, and one part of white decoction, as it was called some two centuries ago in England. - "The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases", Charles West, M.D..
- I did not die, for somebody coming gave me a strange, bitter draught; a decoction, I believe, of a bitter root which grows on commons and desolate places: and the person who gave it me was an ancient female, a kind of doctress, who had been my nurse in my infancy, and who, hearing of my state, had come to see me; so I drank the draught, and became a little better, and I continued taking draughts made from the bitter root till I manifested symptoms of convalescence. - "Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest", George Borrow.
- I never like the decoction they serve upon trains and call tea. - "Mrs. Red Pepper", Grace S. Richmond.