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^-frīgesco , frixi, 3,
I.v. inch. n., to grow cold or cool (class.; most freq. in the trop. sense, and in Cic.).
II. Trop., to grow cold or remiss; to abate, grow stale, lose interest; to fail, flag in strength or zeal: “illud crimen de nummis caluit re recenti, nunc in causā refrixit,Cic. Planc. 23, 55: “calor ille cogitationis, qui scribendi morā refrixit, recepit ex integro vires,Quint. 10, 3, 6: “belli apparatus refrigescent,Cic. Phil. 5, 11, 30: “res,Ter. Ad. 2, 2, 25 Ruhnk.; cf.: “res interpellata bello,Cic. Att. 1, 19, 4: “hasta Caesaris,to go on coldly, to flag, id. Fam. 9, 10, 3 Manut.; “15, 17, 2: oratio,Quint. 4, 3, 2; cf.: “imagines mora stili,id. 10, 7, 14: “sortes plane,” i. e. have gone quite out of use, Cic. Div. 2, 41, 87: “quod de Pompeio Caninius agit, sane quam refrixit,id. Q. Fr. 2, 6, 5: “cum Romae a judiciis forum refrixerit,has a cessation from judicial business, id. Att. 1, 1, 2: Domitius cum Messalā certus esse videbatur; “Scaurus refrixerat,had given up, Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 2, 3; cf. “Memmius,id. Att. 4, 18, 3: “charitas multorum,Vulg. Matt. 24, 12.
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