Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Growing hot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Growing hot.

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  • adjective Growing hot.

Etymologies

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

Examples

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

    The Conqueror

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