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fervid

[fur-vid] /ˈfɜr vɪd/
adjective
1.
heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.:
a fervid orator.
2.
burning; glowing; intensely hot.
Origin of fervid
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600, fervid is from the Latin word fervidus boiling. See fervent, -id4
Related forms
fervidity, noun
fervidly, adverb
nonfervid, adjective
nonfervidly, adverb
nonfervidness, noun
unfervid, adjective
unfervidly, adverb
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fervid

adj.

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.

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