来自拉丁语 tepere,使微热，温热，来自 PIE*tep,加热。
- tepid:  English gets tepid from Latin tepidus, a derivative of tepēre ‘be warm’. This was descended from the Indo-European base *tep- ‘warm’, which also produced Russian teplyj ‘warm’, Czech teplý ‘warm’, and Welsh twym ‘hot’.
- tepid (adj.)
- c. 1400, from Latin tepidus "lukewarm," from tepere "be moderately warm," from PIE root *tep- "to be hot" (cognates: Sanskrit tapati "makes warm, heats, burns," tapas "heat, austerity;" Avestan tafnush "fever;" Old Church Slavonic topiti "to warm," teplu "warm;" Old Irish tene "fire;" Welsh tes "heat"). Related: Tepidly; tepidity.
- 1. If your child's temperature rises, sponge her down gently with tepid water.
- 2. The play was greeted with tepid applause.
- 3. The critics's reaction to the film was rather tepid.
- 4. His nomination, while strongly backed by the President, has received tepid support in the Senate.
- 5. She bent her mouth to the tap and drank the tepid water.
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