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- The escape of gas from solution in a liquid, especially the escape of carbon dioxide from a carbonated drink.
- 1824, Walter Savage Landor, “George Washington and Benjamin Franklin”, in Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, volume II, London: […] Taylor and Hessey, […], OCLC 35810401:
- We are in the habit of calling those bodies of men anarchal which are in a state of effervescence.
the escape of gas from solution in a liquid
effervescence f (plural effervescences)