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verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to make or become tepid
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Derived Formstepefaction (ˌtɛpɪˈfækʃən), noun

Word Origin for tepefy

C17: from Latin tepēre
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Related Words for tepefy

toast, grill, thaw, ignite, sear, melt, warm, roast, broil, bake, steam, boil, reheat, incandesce, char, seethe, swelter, flush, scald, sun

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Historical Examples of tepefy

  • With this Alfred, however, he was conscious of a glacial current, which not all the young man's cordiality could tepefy.

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    Israel Zangwill