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defervescence

[dee-fer-ves-uh ns, def-er-] /ˌdi fərˈvɛs əns, ˌdɛf ər-/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
abatement of fever.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < German Deferveszenz < Latin dēfervēsc(ent-) (stem of dēfervēscēns, present participle of dēfervēscere, equivalent to dē- de + fervēscere to begin to boil) + -ence; see effervescent
Related forms
defervescent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for defervescence

defervescence

/ˌdɛfəˈvɛsəns/
noun (med)
1.
the abatement of a fever
2.
the period during which this occurs
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defervescence in Medicine

defervescence de·fer·ves·cence (dē'fər-věs'əns, děf'ər-)
n.
The abatement of a fever.

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