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fervid


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fervid  \Fer"vid\,  a.  [L.  fervidus  fr  fervere  See  {Fervent}.] 
  1.  Very  hot;  burning;  boiling. 
 
  The  mounted  sun  Shot  down  direct  his  fervid  rays. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Ardent;  vehement;  zealous. 
 
  The  fervid  wishes,  holy  fires.  --Parnell. 
  --  {Fer"vid*ly},  adv  --  {Fer"vid*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fervid 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  intense  emotion;  "ardent  love";  "an  ardent 
  lover";  "a  burning  enthusiasm";  "a  fervent  desire  to 
  change  society";  "a  fervent  admirer";  "fiery  oratory"; 
  "an  impassioned  appeal";  "a  torrid  love  affair"  [syn: 
  {ardent},  {burning(a)},  {fervent},  {fiery},  {impassioned}, 
  {perfervid},  {torrid}] 
  2:  extremely  hot;  "the  fervent  heat...merely  communicated  a 
  genial  warmth  to  their  half-torpid  systems"-  Nathaniel 
  Hawthorne;  "set  out...when  the  fervid  heat  subsides"- 
  Frances  Trollope  [syn:  {fervent}] 




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