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tĕpĭdus , a, um, adj. tepeo,
I.moderately warm, lukewarm, tepid (cf.: calidus, fervidus).
II. Trop., opp. to heat, ardor, lukewarm, cooled, faint, languid, etc.: “tepidam recalescere mentem,Ov. R. Am. 629; so, “mens,id. A. A. 2, 445: “ignes,id. M. 11, 225; id. Am. 2, 19, 15: “adflarant tepidae pectora vestra faces,id. R. Am. 434.—Adv.: tĕpĭdē , tepidly, lukewarmly.
a. Lit., Col. 8, 5, 19. — Comp., Plin. Ep. 5, 6, 25; Lampr. Comm. 1, § 9.—*
b. Trop., without warmth, flatly: “tepidissime hoc dicebat,Aug. Conf. 8, 11 med.
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