effervesce

verb ef·fer·vesce \ ˌe-fər-ˈves \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of effervesce

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

effervescence

play \ˌe-fər-ˈve-sᵊn(t)s\ noun

effervescent

play \ˌe-fər-ˈve-sᵊnt\ adjective

effervescently

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of effervesce

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


Medical Dictionary

effervesce

intransitive verb ef·fer·vesce \ ˌef-ər-ˈves \

medical Definition of effervesce

effervesced; effervescing
: to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes

effervescence

play \-ˈves-ᵊn(t)s\ noun

effervescent

play \-ᵊnt\ adjective


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