Fer"vent (?), a. [F. fervent, L. fervens, -entis. p.pr. of fervere o the boiling hot, to boil, glow.]


Hot; glowing; boiling; burning; as, a fervent summer.

The elements shall melt with fervent heat. 2 Pet. iii. 10.


Warm in feeling; ardent in temperament; earnest; full of fervor; zealous; glowing.

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit. Rom. iii. 11.

So spake the fervent angel. Milton.

A fervent desire to promote the happiness of mankind. Macaulay.

-- Fer"vent*ly, adv. -- Fer"vent*ness, n.

Laboring fervently for you in prayers. Col. iv. 12.


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