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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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Examples for effervescence
  • effervescence is not generally considered an enduring quality.
  • Bubbles are engaging because of their effervescence.
  • Bubbly soft drinks tickle our tongues with their effervescence.
  • Whatever effervescence this vessel once contained is long gone.
  • Acidity is a crucial component in sparkling wine, balancing the flavors and the effervescence with a sense of crisp liveliness.
  • At the best of times, his devilish effervescence tears defenses apart.
  • Its slightly syrupy quality yields to effervescence.
  • The lively comedies possess a natural effervescence.
  • All the effervescence didn't allow too many cynical impulses to bubble up.
  • Corea has always been a fount of clear effervescence at the piano, hair-trigger responsive and at his best in conversation.
British Dictionary definitions for effervescence

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 effervescence
n.

1650s, "the action of boiling up," from French effervescence (1640s), from Latin effervescentem, present participle of effervescere "to boil up, boil over," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + fervescere "begin to boil," from fervere "be hot, boil" (see brew). Figurative sense of "liveliness" is from 1748. Related: Effervescency.

effervesce

v.

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

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effervescence in Science
effervescence
  (ěf'ər-věs'əns)   
The bubbling of a solution due to the escape of gas. The gas may form by a chemical reaction, as in a fermenting liquid, or by coming out of solution after having been under pressure, as in a carbonated drink.
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