defervescent
See defervesce.

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  • defervescent — adjective of or relating to the reduction of a fever • Pertains to noun: ↑defervescence • Derivationally related forms: ↑defervescence * * * | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷sənt adjective Etymology: back formation from defervescence …   Useful english dictionary

  • defervescent — def·er·ves·cent (def″ər vesґənt) 1. causing abatement of fever. 2. an agent that causes abatement of fever …   Medical dictionary

  • defervescent — de·fer·ves·cent …   English syllables

  • defervescence — defervescent, adj. /dee feuhr ves euhns, def euhr /, n. Med. abatement of fever. [1715 25; < G Deferveszenz < L defervesc(ent ) (s. of defervescens, prp. of defervescere, equiv. to de DE + fervescere to begin to boil) + ENCE; see EFFERVESCENT] *… …   Universalium

  • defervescence — noun Etymology: German Deferveszenz, from Latin defervescent , defervescens, present participle of defervescere to stop boiling, from de + fervescere to begin to boil more at effervesce Date: 1866 the subsidence of a fever …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Stage — The extent of a cancer, especially whether the disease has spread from the original site to other parts of the body. See also staging. * * * 1. A period in the course of a disease; a description of the extent of involvement of a disease process… …   Medical dictionary

  • alcohol bath — the washing of the body with dilute alcohol; it is defervescent and stimulant …   Medical dictionary

  • defervescence — [ˌdɪfə vɛs(ə)ns] noun Medicine the abatement of a fever. Derivatives defervesce verb Origin C18: from L. defervescent , defervescere to cease to boil …   English new terms dictionary

  • defervesce —   v.t. v.t. become cool; lose interest.    ♦ defervescence, n.    ♦ defervescent, a. pertaining to or causing cooling; n. such drug …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • defervescence — noun abatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature • Derivationally related forms: ↑defervescent, ↑defervesce • Hypernyms: ↑suspension, ↑respite, ↑reprieve, ↑hiatus, ↑abatement …   Useful english dictionary

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