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bubble

noun [C]  /ˈbʌb·əl/ us  
a ball of air in a liquid or on its surface, or in the air: When water begins to boil, small bubbles form around the edge of the pot.

bubble

verb [I]  /ˈbʌb·əl/ us  
to produce bubbles: The water in the pot began to bubble. fig. We were bubbling with excitement as we watched the Olympic flame being lit.
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Translations of “bubble”
in Korean 거품…
in Arabic فُقّاعة…
in French bulle…
in Turkish hava kabarcığı…
in Italian bolla, bollicina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氣泡, 泡, 泡沫…
in Russian пузырь…
in Polish bańka…
in Spanish burbuja…
in Portuguese bolha…
in German die Blase…
in Catalan bombolla…
in Japanese 泡, 気泡…
in Chinese (Simplified) 气泡, 泡, 泡沫…
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