effervescent

[ef-er-ves-uh nt]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. efferent nerve,
  2. efferent vessel,
  3. efferently,
  4. effervesce,
  5. effervescence,
  6. effervescent salt,
  7. effete,
  8. effetely,
  9. efficacious,
  10. efficaciously

Origin of effervescent

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

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British Dictionary definitions for effervescent

effervescent

adjective

(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

effervescent

adj.

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

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