defervescence

noun

de·​fer·​ves·​cence ˌdē-(ˌ)fər-ˈve-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce defervescence (audio)
ˌde-fər-
: the subsidence of a fever

Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of defervescence was in 1866

Dictionary Entries Near defervescence

Cite this Entry

“Defervescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defervescence. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

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)
: the subsidence of a fever
defervesce intransitive verb
defervesced; defervescing
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!