effervesce

[ef-er-ves]
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verb (used without object), ef·fer·vesced, ef·fer·vesc·ing.
  1. to give off bubbles of gas, as fermenting liquors.
  2. to issue forth in bubbles.
  3. to show enthusiasm, excitement, liveliness, etc.: The parents effervesced with pride over their new baby.

Origin of effervesce

1695–1705; < Latin effervēscere, equivalent to ef- ef- + ferv- hot (see fervent) + -ēscere -esce
Related formsef·fer·ves·cence, noun
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Related Words for effervesce

foam, bubble, froth

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British Dictionary definitions for effervesce

effervesce

verb (intr)
  1. (of a liquid) to give off bubbles of gas
  2. (of a gas) to issue in bubbles from a liquid
  3. to exhibit great excitement, vivacity, etc
Derived Formseffervescible, adjectiveeffervescingly, adverb

Word Origin for effervesce

C18: from Latin effervescere to foam up, from fervescere to begin to boil, from fervēre to boil, ferment
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Word Origin and History for effervesce
v.

1702, from Latin effervescere (see effervescence). Related: Effervesced; effervescing.

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