A concentrated liquor resulting from heating or boiling a substance.
Late Middle English: from late Latin decoctio(n-), from decoquere ‘boil down’ (see decoct).
“What marvelous decoction is today’s soup of the day?”
Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.
Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.