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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vehement  \Ve"he*ment\,  a.  [L.  vehemens,  the  first  part  of  which 
  is  perhaps  akin  to  vehere  to  carry,  and  the  second  mens  mind: 
  cf  F.  v['e]h['e]ment.  Cf  {Vehicle},  and  {Mental}.] 
  1.  Acting  with  great  force;  furious;  violent;  impetuous; 
  forcible;  mighty;  as  vehement  wind;  a  vehement  torrent;  a 
  vehement  fire  or  heat. 
  2.  Very  ardent;  very  eager  or  urgent;  very  fervent; 
  passionate;  as  a  vehement  affection  or  passion. 
  ``Vehement  instigation.''  --Shak.  ``Vehement  desire.'' 
  Syn:  Furious;  violent;  raging;  impetuous;  passionate;  ardent; 
  eager;  hot;  fervid;  burning. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  marked  by  extreme  intensity  of  emotions  or  convictions; 
  fervid;  "fierce  loyalty";  "in  a  tearing  rage"; 
  "vehement  dislike";  "violent  passions"  [syn:  {fierce}, 
  {tearing},  {violent}] 
  2:  characterized  by  great  force  or  energy;  "vehement  deluges  of 
  rain";  "vehement  clapping";  "a  vehement  defense" 

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