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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The abatement of a fever.
From Latin de- (away from) + fervere (to boil, to be hot). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhreu- (to boil or to bubble), which is also the source of brew, bread, broth, braise, brood, breed, barmy, and perfervid. Earliest documented use: 1721.
“‘I don’t like these sudden drops. It’s false defervescence ...’ That same evening, Philippe’s temperature went back up.”
Andre Maurois; Climates; Other Press; 2012. (translation: Adriana Hunter)
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