selt·​zer | \ˈselt-sər \

Definition of seltzer 

: artificially carbonated water

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Get ready for the smoothest cold brew of your life, sparkling coconut water, grapefruit seltzer, and more. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The 13 Best Healthy Drinks You Can Get at the Supermarket," 20 Aug. 2018 Gas can escape from runny lava (and seltzer) more easily than from thick lava. Anna Rothschild, Washington Post, "Here’s why some volcanoes are more explosive than others," 10 May 2018 Artificial carbonation is a sign of seltzer or club soda. Kristen Fischer, Fox News, "Is seltzer good for you?," 9 Sep. 2018 That’s part of the rationale behind Pepsi’s $3.2 billion purchase of refillable seltzer water maker SodaStream. Rani Molla, Recode, "SodaStream’s path to its $3.2 billion Pepsi deal," 20 Aug. 2018 To keep your energy levels in check and still have fun, just have one glass of Merlot — then stick to water with lemon or your favorite seltzer after. Tehrene Firman, Redbook, "14 Surprising Things That Are Making You Tired," 20 Oct. 2017 The Securities and Exchange Commission has questions for National Beverage, maker of LaCroix, the fruity flavored seltzer in pastel colored cans that is especially popular with millennials. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "SEC Has Questions For LaCroix Parent Company National Beverage," 26 June 2018 Summer tends to be accompanied with beers on the beach, froze at happy hour, and spiked seltzers at barbecues. Kimberly Mugler,, "Dos and donts of drinking alcohol on paleo, keto diets," 26 May 2018 PepsiCo's take on seltzer will be available in both the typical 12-ounce can, as well as 20-ounce bottles, and will hit grocery store shelves later this month. Andrea Park, Bon Appetit, "PepsiCo Unveils New Line of 'Bubly' All-Natural Sparkling Water," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of seltzer

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seltzer

modification of German Selterser (Wasser) water of Selters, from Nieder Selters, Germany

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English Language Learners Definition of seltzer

: water that has bubbles added to it

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