- to give off bubbles of gas, as fermenting liquors.
- to issue forth in bubbles.
- to show enthusiasm, excitement, liveliness, etc.: The parents effervesced with pride over their new baby.
Origin of effervesce
Examples from the Web for effervescence
Cider boasts acidity and (generally) effervescence, both of which cleanse the palate and add brightness and lift to rich dishes.What the Pilgrims Drank on Thanksgiving
November 28, 2013
A lot of people find the effervescence fun in its early stages.You Say You Want a Revolution?
June 23, 2013
It also made no effervescence with nitrous air, as it had done before.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air
Effervescence generally due to the freeing of carbon dioxid.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
He was in that state of effervescence that demanded an immediate outlet.Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
It vanished like the effervescence from charged water, likewise their smile.The Man from the Bitter Roots
It was covered with an effervescence of lime, which had produced the deceptive appearance.Adventures in Africa
- (of a liquid) to give off bubbles of gas
- (of a gas) to issue in bubbles from a liquid
- to exhibit great excitement, vivacity, etc
Word Origin and History for effervescence
1650s, "the action of boiling up," from French effervescence (1640s), from Latin effervescentem, present participle of effervescere "to boil up, boil over," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + fervescere "begin to boil," from fervere "be hot, boil" (see brew). Figurative sense of "liveliness" is from 1748. Related: Effervescency.
1702, from Latin effervescere (see effervescence). Related: Effervesced; effervescing.
- The bubbling of a solution due to the escape of gas. The gas may form by a chemical reaction, as in a fermenting liquid, or by coming out of solution after having been under pressure, as in a carbonated drink.