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Dictionary definition for: Fervent

1. (s) 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"

2. (s) sincerely or intensely felt; "a cordial regard for his visitor''s comfort" "a cordial abhorrence of waste" "a fervent hope"

3. (s) 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

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