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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.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for effervescence

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
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Derived Formseffervescible, adjectiveeffervescingly, adverb

Word Origin

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 effervescence

n.

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.

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effervesce

v.

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

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effervescence in Science

effervescence

[ĕf′ər-vĕsəns]
  1. 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.
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