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effervescence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effervescence  \Ef`fer*ves"cence\,  Effervescency 
  \Ef`fer*ves"cen*cy\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  effervescence.] 
  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;  as  the 
  effervescence  of  a  carbonate  with  citric  acid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  effervescence 
  n  1:  the  process  of  bubbling  as  gas  escapes 
  2:  the  property  of  giving  off  bubbles  [syn:  {bubbliness},  {frothiness}] 




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