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DECOC'TION, n.

DE-COC'TION, n. [Fr. decoction; It. decozione. See Decoct.]

  1. The act of boiling a substance in water, for extracting its virtues.
  2. The liquor in which a substance has been boiled; water impregnated with the principles of any animal or vegetable substance boiled in it; as a weak or a strong decoction of Peruvian bark.

De*coc"tion
  1. The act or process of boiling anything in a watery fluid to extract its virtues.

    In decoction . . . it either purgeth at the top or settleth at the bottom. Bacon.

  2. An extract got from a body by boiling it in water.

    If the plant be boiled in water, the strained liquor is called the decoction of the plant. Arbuthnot.

    In pharmacy decoction is opposed to infusion, where there is merely steeping. Latham.

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Decoction

DECOC'TION, noun

1. The act of boiling a substance in water, for extracting its virtues.

2. The liquor in which a substance has been boiled; water impregnated with the principles of any animal or vegetable substance boiled in it; as a weak or a strong decoction of Peruvian bark.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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quill

QUILL, n. [L. calamus.]

1. The large strong feather of a goose or other large fowl; used much for writing pens. Hence,

2. The instrument of writing; as the proper subject of his quill.

3. The spine or prickle of a porcupine.

4. A piece of small reed or other hollow plant, or which weavers wind the thread which forms the woof of cloth.

5. The instrument with which musicians strike the strings of certain instruments.

To carry a good quill, to write well.

QUILL, v.t. To plait, or to form with small ridges like quills or reeds; as a woolen stuff quilled.

[In the United States, this word is generally, if not universally, pronounced twilled.]

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