Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Natural ebullition; that commotion of a fluid which takes place when some part of the mass flies off in a gaseous form, producing small bubbles: as, the effervescence or working of new wine, cider, or beer; the effervescence of a carbonate with nitric acid, in consequence of chemical action and decomposition producing carbon dioxid or carbonic-acid gas.
  • noun Figuratively, strong excitement; manifestation of feeling.
  • noun Synonyms See ebullition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of natural ebullition; that commotion of a fluid which takes place when some part of the mass flies off in a gaseous form, producing innumerable small bubbles.

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  • noun the escape of gas from solution in a liquid, especially the escape of carbon dioxide from a carbonated drink

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of giving off bubbles
  • noun the process of bubbling as gas escapes

Etymologies

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From French effervescence.

Examples

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  • A gentle bubbling, glowing or sparkling. This is what objects in happy memories do.

    December 7, 2006