- heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.: a fervid orator.
- burning; glowing; intensely hot.
Origin of fervid
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Word Origin and History for fervidity
1590s, from Latin fervidus "glowing, burning; vehement, fervid," from fervere "to boil, glow" (see brew (v.)). Figurative sense of "impassioned" is from 1650s. Related: Fervidly.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper