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From dē- +‎ ferveō (boil, seethe).



dēferveō (present infinitive dēfervēre, perfect active dēferbuī, supine dēfervitum); second conjugation

  1. I boil or ferment thoroughly; effervesce.
  2. (figuratively) I subside.


   Conjugation of deferveo (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēferveō dēfervēs dēfervet dēfervēmus dēfervētis dēfervent
imperfect dēfervēbam dēfervēbās dēfervēbat dēfervēbāmus dēfervēbātis dēfervēbant
future dēfervēbō dēfervēbis dēfervēbit dēfervēbimus dēfervēbitis dēfervēbunt
perfect dēferbuī dēferbuistī dēferbuit dēferbuimus dēferbuistis dēferbuērunt, dēferbuēre
pluperfect dēferbueram dēferbuerās dēferbuerat dēferbuerāmus dēferbuerātis dēferbuerant
future perfect dēferbuerō dēferbueris dēferbuerit dēferbuerimus dēferbueritis dēferbuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēferveam dēferveās dēferveat dēferveāmus dēferveātis dēferveant
imperfect dēfervērem dēfervērēs dēfervēret dēfervērēmus dēfervērētis dēfervērent
perfect dēferbuerim dēferbuerīs dēferbuerit dēferbuerīmus dēferbuerītis dēferbuerint
pluperfect dēferbuissem dēferbuissēs dēferbuisset dēferbuissēmus dēferbuissētis dēferbuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēfervē dēfervēte
future dēfervētō dēfervētō dēfervētōte dēferventō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēfervēre dēferbuisse dēfervitūrus esse
participles dēfervēns dēfervitūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēfervēre dēfervendī dēfervendō dēfervendum dēfervitum dēfervitū

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  • deferveo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • deferveo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the fires of youth have cooled: adulescentia deferbuit
    • the passions have cooled down: cupiditates deferbuerunt (Cael. 18. 43)