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defervescence

noun de·fer·ves·cence \ˌdē-(ˌ)fər-ˈve-sən(t)s, ˌde-fər-\

Definition of DEFERVESCENCE

:  the subsidence of a fever
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Origin of DEFERVESCENCE

German Deferveszenz, from Latin defervescent-, defervescens, present participle of defervescere to stop boiling, from de- + fervescere to begin to boil — more at effervesce
First Known Use: 1866
Medical Dictionary

defervescence

noun de·fer·ves·cence \ˌdē-(ˌ)fər-ˈves-ən(t)s, ˌdef-ər-\

Medical Definition of DEFERVESCENCE

:  the subsidence of a fever
de·fer·vesce \-ˈves\ intransitive verb, de·fer·vesced de·fer·vesc·ing

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