Definition of effervesco
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LNS
effervescō, effervescere, efferbuī, -
effervo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. To boil up or over, to foam up, to effervesce, ferment, to grow violent, rage
  2. To boil out, to subside, abate
Abbreviations
ef-fervesco, ferbui (so Cic. Cael. 31, 77 al.; ante- and post-class. fervi, Cato R. R. 115, 1; Tac. A. 1, 74), 3, v. inch. n. To boil up or over, to foam up, to effervesce, ferment, to grow violent, rage (class.). Lit.: dictum fretum a similitudine ferventis aquae, quod in fretum saepe concurrat aestus atque effervescat, Varr. L. L. 7, § 22 Mull.; cf.: aquae, quae effervescunt subditis ignibus, Cic. N. D. 2, 10, 27: ubi satis efferverit (vinum mustum), Cato R. R. 115, 1; cf. Col. 12, 25, 4: efferbuit coctio ejus, Vulg. Ezech. 24, 5.

— Trop. (a favorite expression of Cic.): illae undae comitiorum, ut mare profundum et immensum, sic efervescunt quodam quasi aestu, Cic. Planc 6, 15; cf.: Pontum armatum, effervescentem in Asiam atque erumpentem, id. Prov. Cons. 4, 6: luxuriae effervescentis aestus, Gell. 2, 24 fin.: verbis effervescentibus et paulo nimium redundantibus, Cic. de Or. 2, 21: si cui nimium efferbuisse videtur hujus vis, id. Cael. 31 fin.; cf. Lucr. 5, 1335; and Tac. Or. 10: iracundaque mens facile effervescit in ira, Lucr. 3, 295; cf. Cic. Brut. 70, 246; so of an ebullition of anger, Tac. A. 1, 74 fin.; Gell. 1, 26, 8; cf.: interiora mea efferbuerunt, Vulg. Job, 30, 27.

— Transf.: sidera coeperunt toto effervescere caelo, to light up, shine out, Ov. M. 1, 71.

— To boil out, i. e. to subside, abate: quoad iracundia effervesceret, Dig. 21, 1, 17, § 4.
 
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