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defervescence

[ dee-fer-ves-uhns, def-er- ]
/ ˌdi fərˈvɛs əns, ˌdɛf ər- /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
abatement of fever.
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Origin of defervescence

1715–25; <German Deferveszenz<Latin dēfervēsc(ent-) (stem of dēfervēscēns, present participle of dēfervēscere, equivalent to dē-de + fervēscere to begin to boil) + -ence; see effervescent

OTHER WORDS FROM defervescence

de·fer·ves·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for defervescence

defervescence
/ (ˌdɛfəˈvɛsəns) /

noun med
the abatement of a fever
the period during which this occurs
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Medical definitions for defervescence

defervescence
[ dē′fər-vĕsəns, dĕf′ər- ]

n.
The abatement of a fever.
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