The change which the humoralists believed morbific matter undergoes before elimination.(noun)
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Use "coction" in a sentence
"He referred to this as "coction," a process in which the fever is burning something out, and the body needed help in this coction process."
"But pain, heat, and extreme burning prevail until the defluxions are concocted and become thicker, and concretions form about the eyes, and the coction takes place from the fluids being mixed up, diluted, and digested together."
"But in all those cases in which this decidedly proceeds from cold alone, without the concourse of any other quality, there is a change from cold to hot, and from hot to cold, and these quickly supervene, and require no coction."