or disappearance of a fever
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Word origin of 'defervescence'
(first used by K. A. Wunderlich, 1815-77, Ger physician) < L defervescens
, prp. of defervescere
, to cool off, orig. stop boiling < de-
, down, de-
, to grow hot: see effervesce