effervesce

verb
ef·​fer·​vesce | \ ˌe-fər-ˈves \
effervesced; effervescing

Definition of effervesce

intransitive verb

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

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Other Words from effervesce

effervescence \ ˌe-​fər-​ˈve-​sᵊn(t)s \ noun
effervescent \ ˌe-​fər-​ˈve-​sᵊnt \ adjective
effervescently adverb

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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 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 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. 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

intransitive verb
ef·​fer·​vesce | \ ˌef-ər-ˈves \
effervesced; effervescing

Medical Definition of effervesce

: to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes

Other Words from effervesce

effervescence \ -​ˈves-​ᵊn(t)s \ noun
effervescent \ -​ᵊnt \ adjective

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