1) ADJ An effervescent liquid is one that contains or releases bubbles of gas.

...an effervescent mineral water.

2) ADJ-GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as effervescent, you mean that they are lively, entertaining, enthusiastic, and exciting.

...an effervescent blonde actress...

America is the most intellectually, artistically and politically effervescent of nations.

bubbly, vivacious
Derived words:
effervescence N-UNCOUNT

...writing about Gillespie's effervescence, magnetism and commitment.

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  • Effervescent — Ef fer*ves cent, a. [L. effervescences, p. pr. of effervescere: cf. F. effervescent.] Gently boiling or bubbling, by means of the disengagement of gas [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effervescent — [adj1] fizzing, foaming airy, boiling, bouncy, bubbling, bubbly, carbonated, elastic, expansive, fermenting, frothing, frothy, resilient, sparkling, volatile; concepts 462,485 Ant. flat, stale effervescent [adj2] enthusiastic, vivacious animated …   New thesaurus

  • effervescent — index volatile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • effervescent — effervescent, ente (è fêr vè ssan, ssan t ) adj. 1°   Terme de chimie. Qui est en effervescence ou susceptible d entrer en effervescence.    Boisson effervescente, boisson préparée avec du bicarbonate de soude et du jus de citron ou de l acide… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • effervescent — 1680s, from L. effervescentem (nom. effervescens), prp. of effervescere (see EFFERVESCENCE (Cf. effervescence)). Meaning exuberant is from 1833 …   Etymology dictionary

  • effervescent — volatile, buoyant, expansive, resilient, *elastic Analogous words: *lively, vivacious, sprightly, gay, animated: hilarious, jolly, gleeful, mirthful (see corresponding nouns at MIRTH) Antonyms: subdued …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • effervescent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a liquid) giving off bubbles; fizzy. 2) vivacious and enthusiastic. DERIVATIVES effervesce verb effervescence noun. ORIGIN from Latin effervescere boil up …   English terms dictionary

  • effervescent — [ef΄ərves′ənt] adj. [L effervescens, prp.: see EFFERVESCE] 1. giving off gas bubbles; bubbling up; foaming 2. lively and high spirited; vivacious effervescence n. effervescently adv …   English World dictionary

  • effervescent — ef|fer|vesc|ent [ˌefəˈvesənt US ˌefər ] adj 1.) someone who is effervescent is very happy, excited, and active ▪ an effervescent personality 2.) a liquid that is effervescent produces small bubbles of gas = ↑fizzy, sparkling ↑sparkling… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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