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Pronunciation:  `efur'ves

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  of liquids; "The boiling soup was frothing"

EFFERVESCE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: fizz, foam, froth, sparkle
 See Also: bubble



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
1. To be in a state of natural ebullition; to bubble and
   hiss, as fermenting liquors, or any fluid, when some part
   escapes in a gaseous form.

2. To exhibit, in lively natural expression, feelings that
   can not be repressed or concealed; as, to effervesce with
   joy or merriment.

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