intransitive verb (-vesced; -vescing) Etymology: Latin effervescere, from ex- + fervescere to begin to boil, inchoative of fervēre to boil — more at brew Date: 1784 1. to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes 2. to show liveliness or exhilaration • effervescence nouneffervescent adjectiveeffervescently adverb

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  • Effervesce — Ef fer*vesce , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Effervesced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Effervescing}.] [L. effervescere; ex + fervescere to begin boiling, incho., fr. fervere to boil. See {Fervent}.] 1. To be in a state of natural ebullition; to bubble and hiss, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effervesce — 1702, from L. effervescere (see EFFERVESCENCE (Cf. effervescence)). Related: Effervesced; effervescing …   Etymology dictionary

  • effervesce — [ef΄ər ves′] vi. effervesced, effervescing [L effervescere, to boil up, foam up < ex , out + fervescere, to begin to boil < fervere, to boil: see FERVENT] 1. to give off gas bubbles, as carbonated beverages; bubble; foam 2. to rise and come …   English World dictionary

  • effervesce — effervescent ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a liquid) giving off bubbles; fizzy. 2) vivacious and enthusiastic. DERIVATIVES effervesce verb effervescence noun. ORIGIN from Latin effervescere boil up …   English terms dictionary

  • effervesce — effervescence, n. /ef euhr ves /, v.i., 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… …   Universalium

  • effervesce — verb /ˌɛf.ərˈvɛs/ a) to emit small bubbles of dissolved gas; to froth or fizz b) to escape from solution in a liquid in the form of bubbles …   Wiktionary

  • effervesce — To boil up or form bubbles rising to the surface of a fluid in large numbers, as in the evolution of CO2 from aqueous solution when the pressure is reduced. [L. ef fervesco, to boil up, from ferveo, to boil] * * * ef·fer·vesce .ef ər ves …   Medical dictionary

  • effervesce — Synonyms and related words: assibilate, be enthusiastic, blubber, boil, boil over, bubble, bubble over, bubble up, burble, buzz, carry on over, enthuse, ferment, fizz, fizzle, go on over, guggle, gurgle, gush, gush over, hiss, hush, lisp, make… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • effervesce — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. bubble, hiss, ferment, foam, fizz. See agitation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. fizz, foam, froth; see bubble . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To form or cause to form foam: bubble, cream, fizz, foam,… …   English dictionary for students

  • effervesce — ef|fer|vesce [ˌefəˈves US ˌefər ] v [i]technical [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: effervescere, from fervescere to begin to boil ] a liquid that effervesces produces small bubbles of gas …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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