De`fer*ves"cence (?), De`fer*ves"cency (?), n. [L. defervescere to grow cool.]


A subsiding from a state of ebullition; loss of heat; lukewarmness.

A defervescency in holy actions. Jer. Taylor.

2. Med.

The subsidence of a febrile process; as, the stage of defervescence in pneumonia.


© Webster 1913.

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