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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

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

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Example sentences from the Web for effervescent

  • Through its whiskers the calamitous object chattered effervescently and waved its hands.

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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