• WordNet 3.6
    • v effervesce become bubbly or frothy or foaming "The boiling soup was frothing","The river was foaming","Sparkling water"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Effervesce 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.
    • Effervesce 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • effervesce To be in a state of natural ebullition, like liquor when gently boiling; bubble and hiss, as fermenting liquors or any fluid when some part escapes in a gaseous form; work, as new wine.
    • effervesce Figuratively, to show signs of excitement; exhibit feelings which cannot be suppressed: as, to effervesce with joy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Effervesce ef-fėr-ves′ to boil up: to bubble and hiss: to froth up
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. effervescere,; ex, + fervescere, to begin boiling, incho., fr. fervere, to boil. See Fervent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. effervescĕreex, inten., and fervēre, to boil.


In literature:

It was a way with the little professor, and we had learned to keep respectfully distant during such periods of effervescing energy.
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris
Her gestures, her every word, were an effervescence.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
It is the effervescence of abounding life, a life too sound and perfect to be devoid of feeling.
"An Introduction to Shakespeare" by H. N. MacCracken
The effervescency of her passionate and irritable nature rose within her at times to bursting point.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
For bodies of different natures, very easily effervesce upon being blended together.
"Medica Sacra" by Richard Mead
The effervescent enthusiasm of her nature makes speech indispensable.
"Aliens" by William McFee
Heretofore, I had supposed that happy women must be vivacious and voluble, from the very effervescence of their happiness.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
Her effervescent remark was, as it were, the breaking of the champagne bottle, the signal that launched him.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
This may best be described as 'effervescing milk.
"The Bacillus of Long Life" by Loudon Douglas
He was an Irishman with all his race's pugnacity, and also its effervescence.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy

In poetry:

Courtier and patriot cannot mix
Their heterogeneous politics
Without an effervescence,
Like that of salts with lemon juice,
Which does not yet like that produce
A friendly coalescence.
"Friendship" by William Cowper
In its color, shade and shine,
'T was a summer warm as wine,
With an effervescent flavoring of flowered bough and vine,
And a fragrance and a taste
Of ripe roses gone to waste,
And a dreamy sense of sun- and moon- and star-light interlaced.
"A Wraith Of Summertime" by James Whitcomb Riley
The fashion of her gracefulness was not a follow'd rule,
And her effervescent sprightliness was never learnt at school;
And her words were all peculiar, like the fairy's who 'spoke pearls;'
And her tone was ever sweetest midst the cadences of girls.
"A Portrait - I" by Nathaniel Parker Willis

In news:

George Hawkins is a philosopher, strategist, environmentalist and the effervescent CEO of DC Water, the massive utility that services the nation's capital region.
New Age is refreshingly light and crisp with just a touch of effervescence.
NEW YORK — Coca-Cola reported an effervescent fourth quarter Tuesday, as the company sold more of its drinks globally and its earnings beat analyst expectations.
Coca-Cola reported an effervescent fourth quarter Tuesday, as the company sold more of its drinks globally and its earnings beat analyst expectations.
MINNEAPOLIS — Eruption on Thursday launched its Eruption Effervescent Energy, an energy powder supplement that can be added to any beverage.
Eruption Effervescent Energy launched a new, all-natural energy supplement in the form of a powder.
One of these has quickly become an early favorite, a crisp, refreshing and effervescent brew named Hibiscus Saison.
Hear effervescent new cut "Year of the Glad" from the New York guitar nut's latest, due in March via Kill Rock Stars.
Of all the underground scenes causing a stir in the online music community, the sleepy lo-fi that's been coming out of Austin might be the least effervescent.
Elegant and effervescent, Quebec City's Restaurant Le Saint-Amour is where haute cuisine meets the Moulin Rouge.
Howard Dean is effervescent over the economic recovery .
An effervescent ' Royal Family ' arrives on Broadway.
At Freudian Sip I try and make psychoanalytic psychology accessible in effervescent and bubbly sips of insight and parapraxis.
Cole Porter's impudent wit and effervescent melodies made him a one of a kind sensation.
Shaw Festival's 2004 season got off to an early and rollicking start with three effervescent comedies.

In science:

As a result the effervescent heating rate is effectively cut off at the periphery of the cluster.
Feedback in AGN heating of galaxy clusters
Leff (t) denotes the total ‘effervescent’ luminosity at time t.
Feedback in AGN heating of galaxy clusters
Fig. 1 shows the self-regulated luminosity of the effervescent heating as a function of time for various values of the efficiency, ǫ.
Feedback in AGN heating of galaxy clusters
The solid lines in Figs. 1 and 3 both correspond to the same efficiency of 3 × 10−3 and it is evident that the presence of thermal conduction leads to decrease of the accretion rates and, consequently, also of the effervescent luminosities.
Feedback in AGN heating of galaxy clusters
In any case, for a wide range of efficiencies we obtain cluster models that remain stable over long times and require ’effervescent’ luminosities of not more than ∼ 1044 erg s−1 .
Feedback in AGN heating of galaxy clusters