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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fer·vent /ˈfɝvənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fer·vent a.
 1. Hot; glowing; boiling; burning; as, a fervent summer.
    The elements shall melt with fervent heat.   --2 Pet. iii. 10.
 2. Warm in feeling; ardent in temperament; earnest; full of fervor; zealous; glowing.
    Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit.   --Rom. iii. 11.
    So spake the fervent angel.   --Milton.
    A fervent desire to promote the happiness of mankind.   --Macaulay.
 -- Fer*vent*ly, adv. -- Fer*vent*ness, n.
    Laboring fervently for you in prayers.   --Col. iv. 12.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn:
             ardent, burning(a), fervid, fiery, impassioned,
              perfervid, torrid]
      2: sincerely or intensely felt; "a cordial regard for his
         visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste"; "a
         fervent hope" [syn: cordial]
      3: 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 [syn: fervid]