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Pronunciation: in'su-ka'shun

Definition: Maceration or soaking, especially of a crude drug to prepare it for further pharmaceutical operation.

[L. insuco, pp. -atus, to soak in, fr. in, in, + sucus, juice, sap (improp. succ-)]

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