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defervescence

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

Definition of defervescence

  1. :  the subsidence of a fever



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


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defervescence

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

Medical Definition of defervescence

  1. :  the subsidence of a fever

  2. de·fer·vesce \-ˈves\play play intransitive verb, de·fer·vesced de·fer·vesc·ing




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