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  • v. To extract a material by boiling

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To boil out; to produce by boiling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To boil out; extract by boiling.


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  • *rinses again*

    October 9, 2008

  • You mean moisture? That one's not as bad as its shorter sibling.

    Thanks for the usage. I guess to get pure and good Wine, having to excoct isn't so bad. Especially if you can rinse with the pure and good Wine.

    October 9, 2008

  • Well, here's a 1576 quote: "An unsavory humour . . . which being excoct, settled . . . and fined from the dregges . . . is brought to the nature of pure and good Wine."

    The verb form means: 1. a. trans. To produce, extract, or obtain (chiefly, a metal) by heat. b. To drive off by heat. 2. To drive off the moisture of; to elaborate, refine, mature, ripen.

    Sorry I had to use the M-word.

    October 9, 2008

  • It certainly does.


    October 9, 2008

  • You mean, like excocted tripe, or something?

    This word gives disgusting mouthfeel.

    October 9, 2008

  • (Obsolete) Boiled thoroughly.

    October 8, 2008