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-fervesco , fervi and ferbui (defervi, Ter. Ad. 1, 2, 72; Cic. Clu. 39, 108; id. Or. 30, 107; Cato R. R. 96, 1; Plin. Ep. 9, 16, 2 al.:
I.deferbui,Cic. Cael. 18, 43; 31, 77; Col. 12, 20, 2 et saep.), 3, v. n. (post-Aug.), to cease boiling, leave off raging.
I. Lit.: “ubi lupinus deferverit,Cato R. R. 96: “aestus,Varr. R. R. 2, 2, 11: “dum musteus fructus defervescat,Col. 9, 15 fin.; cf.: “deferbuit mustum,id. 12, 38, 3; 12, 20, 2: “ubi caelum enituit et deferbuit mare,Gell. 19, 1, 7.—
II. Trop.
B. (Fig. from the fermenting of wine.) To become clarified, clear: “novi versiculi ut primum videbuntur defervisse,Plin. Ep. 9, 16 fin.
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