effervescing


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ef·fer·vesce

 (ĕf′ər-vĕs′)
intr.v. ef·fer·vesced, ef·fer·vesc·ing, ef·fer·vesc·es
1. To emit small bubbles of gas, as a carbonated or fermenting liquid.
2. To escape from a liquid as bubbles; bubble up.
3. To show high spirits or animation.

[Latin effervēscere : ex-, up, out; see ex- + fervēscere, to start boiling, inchoative of fervēre, to boil; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

ef′fer·ves′cence, ef′fer·ves′cen·cy n.
ef′fer·ves′cent adj.
ef′fer·ves′cent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.effervescing - emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation; "bubbling champagne"; "foamy (or frothy) beer"
effervescent - (of a liquid) giving off bubbles
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And suddenly he recalled how they used to go to bed together as children, and how they only waited till Fyodor Bogdanitch was out of the room to fling pillows at each other and laugh, laugh irrepressibly, so that even their awe of Fyodor Bogdanitch could not check the effervescing, overbrimming sense of life and happiness.
I admired his vigor as a combatant, but I never spoke to him at that time, and I never dreamed that he, too, was effervescing with verse, probably as fiercely as myself.
Then and there we should have tried the thing out, for he was effervescing with fight, but fortunately I was rescued from an odious situation.
The strange visages which came, in turn, to gnash their teeth in the rose window, were like so many brands cast into the brazier; and from the whole of this effervescing crowd, there escaped, as from a furnace, a sharp, piercing, stinging noise, hissing like the wings of a gnat.
The ship was making her way steadily through small waves which slapped her and then fizzled like effervescing water, leaving a little border of bubbles and foam on either side.
Budger to her carriage, he darted swiftly from the room with every particle of his hitherto- bottled-up indignation effervescing, from all parts of his countenance, in a perspiration of passion.
Bird, looking the very picture of delight, was superintending the arrangements of the table, ever and anon mingling admonitory remarks to a number of frolicsome juveniles, who were effervescing in all those modes of untold gambol and mischief that have astonished mothers ever since the flood.
I was effervescing about how beautiful it was and noticed that my conversation partner's voice had fallen to hushed tones once we entered the chapel.
Decisive themes in octaves, with a piano used orchestrally to give them bite, were surrounded with fringes, above and below, of effervescing figures, so that the music tingled with life and the sound seemed in an extraordinary way to have both intensity and extensity.
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