from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Water charged with carbon dioxide.
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- n. Soda water, a form of carbonated water
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- n. effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide
From sparkling + water, said to be sparkling due to the sparkly, glisteny appearance of the carbonation bubbles in the fluid. (Wiktionary)