defervescence

noun
de·​fer·​ves·​cence | \ ˌdē-(ˌ)fər-ˈve-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce defervescence (audio) , ˌde-fər- \

Definition of defervescence

: the subsidence of a fever

First Known Use of defervescence

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for defervescence

German Deferveszenz, from Latin defervescent-, defervescens, present participle of defervescere to stop boiling, from de- + fervescere to begin to boil — more at effervesce

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The first known use of defervescence was in 1866

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“Defervescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defervescence. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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defervescence

noun
de·​fer·​ves·​cence | \ ˌdē-(ˌ)fər-ˈves-ᵊn(t)s How to pronounce defervescence (audio) , ˌdef-ər- How to pronounce defervescence (audio) \

Medical Definition of defervescence

: the subsidence of a fever

Other Words from defervescence

defervesce \ -​ˈves How to pronounce defervescence (audio) \ intransitive verb defervesced; defervescing

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