Definition for ARD'ENT


  1. Hot; burning; that causes a sensation of burning; as, ardent spirits, that is, distilled spirits; an ardent fever.
  2. Having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce; as, ardent eyes.
  3. Warm, applied to the passions and affections; passionate; affectionate; much engaged; zealous; as, ardent love or vows; ardent zeal.

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