- 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
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This will effervesce during the time the acid is dissolving the zinc.Practical Mechanics for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
The class which is about to effervesce socially holds a meeting.At Good Old Siwash
It will effervesce; stir it while foaming into the mixture, which should be a thick batter.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book
A wineglass of the cream to a tumbler of water, with sufficient carbonate of soda to make it effervesce.
Bubbles of gas were formed rapidly, causing the liquid to effervesce as a tumbler of soda water would do.The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses
John F. Woodhull
- (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 for effervesce
1702, from Latin effervescere (see effervescence). Related: Effervesced; effervescing.