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tepidity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tepidity a warmness resembling the temperature of the skin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tepidity The quality or state of being tepid; moderate warmth; lukewarmness; tepidness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tepidity Lukewarmness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tepidity lukewarmness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. tépidité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tepidustepēre, to be warm.

Usage

In literature:

They were formed in the tepid waters of the primary epoch.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
This is tepid and bitter!
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
It was kept filled, he knew, in order to cool the tepid water from the casks.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
The most healthful immersion is in tepid water.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
International support for Iraqi reconstruction has been tepid.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
Rain fell abundantly during the stay; it was like a ceaseless torrent of tepid water.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
At best, she could regard a woman of Marcia Oldham's type with but tepid interest.
"The Silver Butterfly" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
Tepid and not cold water should be used.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
She was shrewd enough to recognise that the man who boasts of lukewarmness is generally something less than tepid.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
She could not eat; she could not even drink her coffee, which had stood so long that it had grown tepid.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
Tepid baths are recommended.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Some of these springs are tepid and sulphuric; and the temperature of one of them is as high as 89 deg.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Desolation and tepidity vanish.
"The Prodigal Returns" by Lilian Staveley
As a matter of fact she had enjoyed the keen brisk air after the tepid stuffiness of the cars.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
I ordered the sore to be kept clean by ablutions of tepid water.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
He was dashing the last drops of the tepid water in her face, when she moaned, and her eyelids began to flutter.
"Into the Primitive" by Robert Ames Bennet
First, the fervent; second, the troubled in spirit; and thirdly, the tepid.
"Brother Francis" by Eileen Douglas
A tepid bath could, abstractly considered, do no harm.
"Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders" by William A. Alcott
I seem to be in a tepid bath, I'm so weak and warm.
"Magda" by Hermann Sudermann
To this should be added occasionally a tepid bath, with soap, water alone not being sufficient to remove impurities of a greasy nature.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
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In poetry:

The Englishman gives the gypsy
a glass of tepid milk
and a shot of Holland gin
which Precosia does not drink.
"The Gypsy And The Wind" by Federico Garcia Lorca
All through the tepid Summer night
The starless sky had poured a cool
Monotony of pleasant rain
In music beautiful.
"Clouds" by Madison Julius Cawein
Come Jack, our place is with the ruck
On the open road today,
Not with the tepid "footpath sneak"
Or with the wise who stop away.
"May Day" by Bernard O Dowd
The odorous airs blow thin and fine,
The sparkling waves like emeralds shine,
The lustre of the coral reefs
Gleams whitely through the tepid brine.
"Northward" by John Hay
— This is what is heard in the senseless woe without remedy
Of Nagasaki’s Port captain;
When nothing disturbs the moonstruck tepid night
But the slow bubbling of teriyaki...
"Japan —Nagasaki" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet
We saw those berries, over-ripe and glowing,
in weak and tepid light of the October sun
persisting red as blood, in right full-growing,
without much inkling of the winter clouds to come.
"Question" by Marie Under

In news:

New costs come as tepid economy slices ticket sales.
Tepid jobs data sets debate tone.
In (tepid) praise of Tony Romo: Kelly .
Tepid ' Lay the Favorite' just lies there.
Amey said POGO "tepidly" supports the legislation .
Even in the face of such a tepid economy recovery, there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic.
The Legislature's budget proposal got a tepid reception Tuesday, from the public as well as Gov Jan Brewer's administration.
At the time, the 1,100-word editorial stood out for both its tepidness and early appearance, coming near the front-end of the primary season.
Despite tepid growth and still-high unemployment, consumer confidence has soared to a five-year high, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan.
Major retail chains post tepid sales gain.
Tepid times, tepid leaders.
Tepid start for Hot Stove League.
The Small Business Lending Fund's Tepid Results.
IATA reports tepid air cargo growth.
Set, costumes improve tepid 'Liaisons'.
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In science:

If at first a cube of ice gurgling into tepid water is definitely a thermodynamic system, it makes no sense to speak about it being a system after it has dissolved.
Quantum observer and Kolmogorov complexity: a model that can be tested
The evolution of substructure in clusters is particularly interesting as in addition to cool clusters, both virial (‘tepid’) and supervirial (‘warm’) clusters can process primordial binaries and planetary systems (Parker et al 2011; Parker & Quanz 2012), even if they do not attain high global densities.
Clustered Star Formation: A Review
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