effervesce

[ ef-er-ves ]
/ ˌɛf ərˈvɛs /

verb (used without object), ef·fer·vesced, ef·fer·vesc·ing.

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

1695–1705; < Latin effervēscere, equivalent to ef- ef- + ferv- hot (see fervent) + -ēscere -esce

Related forms

ef·fer·ves·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for effervescence

effervesce

/ (ˌɛfəˈvɛs) /

verb (intr)

(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

Derived Forms

effervescible, 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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Science definitions for effervescence

effervescence

[ ĕf′ər-vĕsəns ]

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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