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[dee-fer-ves-uh ns, def-er-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. 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
Related formsde·fer·ves·cent, adjective
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noun med
  1. the abatement of a fever
  2. the period during which this occurs
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defervescence in Medicine


(dē′fər-vĕsəns, dĕf′ər-)
  1. The abatement of a fever.
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