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Fervid Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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]
Fervid Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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