fervid

[ fur-vid ]
/ ˈfɜr vɪd /

adjective

heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.: a fervid orator.
burning; glowing; intensely hot.

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Origin of fervid

First recorded in 1590–1600, fervid is from the Latin word fervidus boiling. See fervent, -id4
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Word Origin and History for fervid

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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