Effervescent



[ef-er-ves-uh nt] /ˌɛf ərˈvɛs ənt/

adjective
1.
; bubbling.
2.
vivacious; gay; lively; sparkling.
/ˌɛfəˈvɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(of a liquid) giving off bubbles of gas; bubbling
2.
high-spirited; vivacious
adj.

1680s, from Latin effervescentem (nominative effervescens), present participle of effervescere (see effervescence). Meaning “exuberant” is from 1833.

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