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defervesced is a past tense form of defervesce



to experience an abatement of a fever


change verb (size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

defervescence | defervesce [verb, related] | defervescent [adjective, related]

The abatement of a fever. (5 of 46 words, pronunciations)


Random House Dictionary:

defervesce | defervesced [past tense] | defervescing [present participle]

to undergo defervescence. (3 of 11 words, pronunciation)



defervesce [Latin]

second-person singular present active imperative of dēfervēscō (7 of 8 words)


New World Dictionary:

change | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle] | 'change [sense-specific]

to put or take (a thing) in place of something else; substitute for, replace with, or transfer to another of a similar kind | to give and receive ... (27 of 289 words, 18 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

change | change face [sense-specific] | change feet [sense-specific] | change front [sense-specific] | change hands [sense-specific] | change one's mind [sense-specific] | change one's tune [sense-specific] | change of heart [sense-specific] | get no change out of someone [sense-specific] | ...

to make or become different; alter | [transitive] to replace with or exchange for another | [sometimes followed by] to or into to transform or convert ... (24 of 969 words, 35 definitions, 24 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

change | the change | the change of life | Change | 'Change | changes | change address | change colour | change hands | ...

make or become different | [intransitive, with complement] : alter in terms of | (of traffic lights) move from one colour of signal to another | (of ... (24 of 907 words, 45 definitions, 38 usage examples, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

change | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle] | changes [3rd-person singular present] | all change | change direction/course | change ends | change for the better/worse | change gear/gears | ...

[intransitive/transitive] to become different, or to make someone or ... | [intransitive/transitive] to stop doing one thing and start doing something ... (20 of 873 words, 18 definitions, 34 usage examples, pronunciation)



Change [disambiguation]

may refer to: Impermanence, one of the essential doctrines or three marks of existence in Buddhism | Social change, refers to an alteration in the social order of a society | Biological metamorphosis | Change (mathematics), the mathematical study of ... (37 of 711 words, 72 definitions)



change [entry 1, verb] | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle] | change hands | transfer [synonym, sense-specific] | break [synonym, sense-specific] | exchange [synonym, sense-specific] | alter [synonym, sense-specific] | transform [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to make different in some particular; "alter" ; to make radically different; "transform" ; to give a different position, course, or direction to | to ... (24 of 491 words, 10 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)


change [entry 2, noun] | changeup [synonym, sense-specific] | alteration [synonym, sense-specific] | substitution [synonym, sense-specific] | menopause [synonym, sense-specific] | exchange [synonym, sense-specific] | money [synonym, sense-specific] | transformation [synonym, sense-specific] | difference [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the act, process, or result of changing: as ; "alteration" ; ... | a fresh set of clothes | [British] "exchange" [sense-specific] | money in small ... (23 of 326 words, 6 definitions, 7 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/change show=1

Cambridge Dictionary:

change [entry 1] | change your mind | change for the better | change places | change your ways

to make or become different, or to exchange one thing for another thing, especially of a similar type | "change your mind": to form a new opinion or ... (27 of 227 words, 5 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/change 1

change [entry 2]

to get off a train, bus, etc. and catch another in order to continue a journey (16 of 38 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/change 2

change [entry 3]

to get or give money in exchange for money, either because you want it in smaller units, or because you want the same value in foreign money (27 of 59 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/change 3

change [entry 4]

to remove one set of clothes and put a different set on yourself or a young child, especially a baby, or to remove dirty sheets from a bed and put ... (30 of 115 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/change 4

change [entry 5]

When the wind or the tide (the rise and fall of the sea) changes, it starts to move in a different direction (22 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/change 5

change [entry 6] | shift

([United States] "shift") to put a vehicle into a different gear, usually in order to change the speed at which it's moving (22 of 49 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/change 6

change [entry 7] | change of scene

when something becomes different, or the result of something becoming different | [singular] something which is pleasant or interesting because it's ... (20 of 146 words, 3 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/change 7

change [entry 8]

money which is coins rather than notes | smaller units of money given in exchange for larger units of the same amount | the money which is returned to ... (27 of 87 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/change 8

change [entry 9] | a change of clothes | change of clothes

the action of putting on different clothes | "a change of clothes": a set of clothes as well as the ones that you are wearing (24 of 48 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/change 9

change [entry 10]

the action of getting off a train, bus, etc. and catching another in order to continue a journey (18 of 35 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/change 10

Encarta Dictionary:

change | changes [plural] | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle]

to become different, or make something or somebody different | to exchange, substitute, or replace something | to pass or make something pass from one ... (23 of 787 words, 20 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596201​/definition​.html  [offline]

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Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "defervesce"


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