Febrile to Feeder

(Fe"brile) a. [F. fébrile, from L. febris fever. See Fever.] Pertaining to fever; indicating fever, or derived from it; as, febrile symptoms; febrile action. Dunglison.

(Feb"ru*a*ry) n. [L. Februarius, orig., the month of expiation, because on the fifteenth of this month the great feast of expiation and purification was held, fr. februa, pl., the Roman festival or purification; akin to februare to purify, expiate.] The second month in the year, said to have been introduced into the Roman calendar by Numa. In common years this month contains twenty-eight days; in the bissextile, or leap year, it has twenty-nine days.

(Feb`ru*a"tion) n. [L. februatio. See february.] Purification; a sacrifice. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Fe"cal) a. [Cf. F. fécal. See Feces.] relating to, or containing, dregs, feces, or ordure; fæcal.

(Fec"che) v. t. To fetch. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Fe"ces) n. pl. dregs; sediment; excrement. See FÆces.

(Fe"cial) a. [L. fetialis belonging to the fetiales, the Roman priests who sanctioned treaties and demanded satisfaction from the enemy before a formal declaration of war.] Pertaining to heralds, declarations of war, and treaties of peace; as, fecial law. Kent.

(Fe"ci*fork`) n. [Feces + fork.] (Zoöl.) The anal fork on which the larvæ of certain insects carry their fæces.

(Feck"less) a. [Perh. a corruption of effectless.] Spiritless; weak; worthless. [Scot]

(feck"less*ness) n. absence of merit.
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(Fecks) n. A corruption of the word faith. Shak.

(Fec"u*la) n.; pl. FeculÆ [L. faecula burnt tartar or salt of tartar, dim. of faex, faecis, sediment, dregs: cf. F. fécule.] Any pulverulent matter obtained from plants by simply breaking down the texture, washing with water, and subsidence. Especially: (a) The nutritious part of wheat; starch or farina; — called also amylaceous fecula. (b) The green matter of plants; chlorophyll.

(Fec"u*lence) n. [L. faeculentia dregs, filth: cf. F. féculence.]

1. The state or quality of being feculent; muddiness; foulness.

2. That which is feculent; sediment; lees; dregs.

(Fec"u*len*cy) n. Feculence.

(Fec"u*lent) a. [L. faeculentus, fr. faecula: cf. F. féculent. See Fecula.] Foul with extraneous or impure substances; abounding with sediment or excrementitious matter; muddy; thick; turbid.

Both his hands most filthy feculent.

(Fec"und) a. [L. fecundus, from the root of fetus: cf. F. fécond. see Fetus.] Fruitful in children; prolific. Graunt.

(Fec"un*date) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fecundated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fecundating ] [L. fecundare, fr. fecundus. See Fecund.]

1. To make fruitful or prolific. W. Montagu.

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