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  • adj. Growing hot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Growing hot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Growing hot.


Latin fervescens, present participle of fervescere to become boiling hot, inchoate, from fervere. See fervent. (Wiktionary)


  • Clinton, who always grunted at intervals, and blew his nose stentoriously when fervescent, was unusually aggressive.

    The Conqueror

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