[ef-er-ves-uh nt]


effervescing; bubbling.
vivacious; merry; lively; sparkling.

Origin of effervescent

1675–85; < Latin effervēscent- (stem of effervēscēns), present participle of effervēscere to effervesce; see -ent
Related formsef·fer·ves·cent·ly, adverbnon·ef·fer·ves·cent, adjectivenon·ef·fer·ves·cent·ly, adverbun·ef·fer·ves·cent, adjectiveun·ef·fer·ves·cent·ly, adverb
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(of a liquid) giving off bubbles of gas; bubbling
high-spirited; vivacious
Derived Formseffervescence, nouneffervescently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for effervescent

1680s, from Latin effervescentem (nominative effervescens), present participle of effervescere (see effervescence). Meaning "exuberant" is from 1833.

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