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effervesce

Pronunciation: ef-er-ves'

Definition: To boil up or cause bubbles to rose to the surface of a fluid in large numbers, as in the evolution of CO2 from aqueous solution when the pressure is reduced.

[L. ef-fervesco, to boil up, from ferveo, to boil]

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