Meaning of “effervesce” in the English Dictionary

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"effervesce" in British English

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effervesceverb [ I ]

uk /ˌef.əˈves/ us /-ɚ-/ specialized

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  • If the solution effervesces too strongly, dilute it. 
  • If you pour an acid and an alkali together—like vinegar and soda—they will "fizz" or effervesce, and at the same time neutralize or "kill" each other. 
  • Stir soda into milk until it effervesces and then add to flour. 
  • Tests. —The carbonates effervesce with an acid. 
  • The water has a strong taste of iron, and when fresh drawn, effervesces on being mixed with sugar, wine, or other acids. 

(Definition of “effervesce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)