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effervescent

[ ef-er-ves-uhnt ]
/ ˌɛf ərˈvɛs ənt /
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adjective
effervescing; bubbling.
vivacious; merry; lively; sparkling.
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Origin of effervescent

First recorded in 1675–85; from Latin effervēscent- (stem of effervēscēns ), present participle of effervēscere to effervesce; see -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for effervescent

effervescent
/ (ˌɛfəˈvɛsənt) /

adjective
(of a liquid) giving off bubbles of gas; bubbling
high-spirited; vivacious

Derived forms of effervescent

effervescence, nouneffervescently, adverb
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