Definition of effervescent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌefəˈvesnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌefərˈvesnt//
    Excitement, Energetic
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  1. 1(approving) (of people and their behaviour) excited, enthusiastic and full of energy synonym bubbly a warm effervescent personality See related entries: Excitement, Energetic
  2. 2(of a liquid) having or producing small bubbles of gas
  3. synonym fizzy
    Word Originlate 17th cent.: from Latin effervescent- ‘boiling up’, from the verb effervescere, from ex- ‘out, up’ + fervescere ‘begin to boil’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: effervescent