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effervesce

[ef-er-ves] /ˌɛf ərˈvɛs/
verb (used without object), effervesced, effervescing.
1.
to give off bubbles of gas, as fermenting liquors.
2.
to issue forth in bubbles.
3.
to show enthusiasm, excitement, liveliness, etc.:
The parents effervesced with pride over their new baby.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Latin effervēscere, equivalent to ef- ef- + ferv- hot (see fervent) + -ēscere -esce
Related forms
effervescence, noun
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  • Defoaming agents may be necessary for testing liquids such as beer and soft drinks that effervesce or are carbonated.
British Dictionary definitions for effervesce

effervesce

/ˌɛfəˈvɛs/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(of a liquid) to give off bubbles of gas
2.
(of a gas) to issue in bubbles from a liquid
3.
to exhibit great excitement, vivacity, etc
Derived Forms
effervescible, adjective
effervescingly, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Latin effervescere to foam up, from fervescere to begin to boil, from fervēre to boil, ferment
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Word Origin and History for effervesce
v.

1702, from Latin effervescere (see effervescence). Related: Effervesced; effervescing.

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