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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Defervescence  \De`fer*ves"cence\,  Defervescency 
  \De`fer*ves"cency\,  n.  [L.  defervescere  to  grow  cool.] 
  1.  A  subsiding  from  a  state  of  ebullition;  loss  of  heat; 
  A  defervescency  in  holy  actions.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  2.  (Med.)  The  subsidence  of  a  febrile  process;  as  the  stage 
  of  defervescence  in  pneumonia.