Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or operation of making tepid, or moderately warm.

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

  • noun Act of tepefying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun rare Act of tepefying; a becoming tepid.

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Examples

  • She was looking at those coots, who were full of an idea that the winter had spent itself in that east wind, that the gloss of spring plumage must be now upon their necks, and that they felt their toes growing warmer toward the downy tepefaction of a perfect nest.

    Mary Anerley

  • She was looking at those coots, who were full of an idea that the winter had spent itself in that east wind, that the gloss of spring plumage must be now upon their necks, and that they felt their toes growing warmer toward the downy tepefaction of a perfect nest.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

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