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Bubble vs. Effervesce

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Bubblenoun

A spherically contained volume of air or other gas, especially one made from soapy liquid.

Effervesceverb

To emit small bubbles of dissolved gas; to froth or fizz.

Bubblenoun

A small spherical cavity in a solid material.

‘bubbles in window glass, or in a lens’;

Effervesceverb

To escape from solution in a liquid in the form of bubbles.

Bubblenoun

(by extension) Anything resembling a hollow sphere.

Effervesceverb

To show high spirits.

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Bubblenoun

(figurative) Anything lacking firmness or solidity; a cheat or fraud; an empty project.

Effervesceverb

To be in a state of natural ebullition; to bubble and hiss, as fermenting liquors, or any fluid, when some part escapes in a gaseous form.

Bubblenoun

(economics) A period of intense speculation in a market, causing prices to rise quickly to irrational levels as the metaphorical bubble expands, and then fall even more quickly as the bubble bursts.

‘real estate bubble’; ‘dot-com bubble’;

Effervesceverb

To exhibit, in lively natural expression, feelings that can not be repressed or concealed; as, to effervesce with joy or merriment.

Bubblenoun

(figurative) The emotional and/or physical atmosphere in which the subject is immersed.

‘filter bubble’;

Effervesceverb

form bubbles;

‘The boiling soup was frothing’; ‘The river was foaming’; ‘Sparkling water’;

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Bubblenoun

An officer's station in a prison dormitory, affording views on all sides.

Bubblenoun

(obsolete) Someone who has been ‘bubbled’ or fooled; a dupe.

Bubblenoun

A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.

Bubblenoun

The globule of air in the chamber of a spirit level.

Bubblenoun

(Cockney rhyming slang) A laugh.

‘Are you having a bubble?!’;

Bubblenoun

(Cockney rhyming slang) A Greek.

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Bubblenoun

Any of the small magnetized areas that make up bubble memory.

Bubblenoun

(poker) The point in a poker tournament when the last player without a prize loses all their chips and leaves the game, leaving only players that are going to win prizes. (e.g., if the last remaining 9 players win prizes, then the point when the 10th player leaves the tournament)

‘Many players tend to play timidly (not play many hands) around the bubble, to keep their chips and last longer in the game.’;

Bubblenoun

A group of people who are in quarantine together.

Bubbleverb

(intransitive) To produce bubbles, to rise up in bubbles (such as in foods cooking or liquids boiling).

Bubbleverb

To churn or foment, as if wishing to rise to the surface.

‘Rage bubbled inside him.’;

Bubbleverb

To rise through a medium or system, similar to the way that bubbles rise in liquid.

Bubbleverb

To cheat, delude.

Bubbleverb

To cry, weep.

Bubbleverb

(transitive) To pat a baby on the back so as to cause it to belch.

Bubbleverb

(transitive) To cause to feel as if bubbling or churning.

Bubbleverb

(transitive) To express in a bubbly or lively manner.

Bubbleverb

(transitive) To form into a protruding round shape.

Bubbleverb

(transitive) To cover with bubbles.

Bubbleverb

(transitive) To bubble in; to mark a response on a form by filling in a circular area (‘bubble’).

Bubblenoun

A thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas; as, a soap bubble; bubbles on the surface of a river.

‘Beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow,Like bubbles in a late disturbed stream.’;

Bubblenoun

A small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body; as, bubbles rising in champagne or aërated waters.

Bubblenoun

A globule of air, or globular vacuum, in a transparent solid; as, bubbles in window glass, or in a lens.

Bubblenoun

A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.

Bubblenoun

The globule of air in the spirit tube of a level.

Bubblenoun

Anything that wants firmness or solidity; that which is more specious than real; a false show; a cheat or fraud; a delusive scheme; an empty project; a dishonest speculation; as, the South Sea bubble.

‘Then a soldier . . . Seeking the bubble reputationEven in the cannon's mouth.’;

Bubblenoun

A person deceived by an empty project; a gull.

Bubbleverb

To rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated; to contain bubbles.

‘The milk that bubbled in the pail.’;

Bubbleverb

To run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles; as, a bubbling stream.

Bubbleverb

To sing with a gurgling or warbling sound.

‘At mine earBubbled the nightingale and heeded not.’;

Bubblenoun

a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)

Bubblenoun

a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control;

‘his proposal was nothing but a house of cards’; ‘a real estate bubble’;

Bubblenoun

an impracticable and illusory idea;

‘he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble’;

Bubblenoun

a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic

Bubbleverb

form, produce, or emit bubbles;

‘The soup was bubbling’;

Bubbleverb

flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise;

‘babbling brooks’;

Bubbleverb

expel gas from the stomach;

‘In China it is polite to burp at the table’;

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