effervesce

verb
ef·​fer·​vesce | \ ˌe-fər-ˈves How to pronounce effervesce (audio) \
effervesced; effervescing

Definition of effervesce

intransitive verb

1 : to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes
2 : to show liveliness or exhilaration

Examples of effervesce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 3,472-square-mile park encompassing the caldera is filled with geologic wonderlands of sprouting geysers and effervescing pools, all ultimately driven by magma and superheated fluids churning in the rock below the surface. National Geographic, "See the Full Archive," 19 Mar. 2020 Sulfur dioxide, which effervesces from active volcanic vents and craters, reacts with sunlight, moisture, particulate and oxygen to produce clouds of fine particles. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, "A Brief Glossary of Volcano Vocab," 25 May 2018 For decades, when not effervescing over royal weddings and births, the tabloids have castigated the royals as lazy, frumpy, dissipated or self-indulgent. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Getting Ready for Their Wedding," 2 May 2018 For decades, when not effervescing over royal weddings and births, the tabloids have castigated the royals as lazy, frumpy, dissipated or self-indulgent. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "Britain’s Wedding-Mad Tabloids Feel a Cold Royal Shoulder," 1 May 2018 Siphons charge the cocktails with CO2, which change their texture, making the flavors effervesce and pop. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Get Fizzy With Carbonated Cocktails From the Garden," 28 June 2013 For decades, when not effervescing over royal weddings and births, the tabloids have castigated the royals as lazy, frumpy, dissipated or self-indulgent. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Getting Ready for Their Wedding," 2 May 2018 For decades, when not effervescing over royal weddings and births, the tabloids have castigated the royals as lazy, frumpy, dissipated or self-indulgent. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Getting Ready for Their Wedding," 2 May 2018 For decades, when not effervescing over royal weddings and births, the tabloids have castigated the royals as lazy, frumpy, dissipated or self-indulgent. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Getting Ready for Their Wedding," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of effervesce

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for effervesce

Latin effervescere, from ex- + fervescere to begin to boil, inchoative of fervēre to boil — more at brew

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“Effervesce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/effervesce. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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effervesce

intransitive verb
ef·​fer·​vesce | \ ˌef-ər-ˈves How to pronounce effervesce (audio) \
effervesced; effervescing

Medical Definition of effervesce

: to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes

Other Words from effervesce

effervescence \ -​ˈves-​ᵊn(t)s How to pronounce effervesce (audio) \ noun
effervescent \ -​ᵊnt How to pronounce effervesce (audio) \ adjective

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