Effervesce vs Quintessence - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between effervesce and quintessence

is that effervesce is (of a liquid) to emit small bubbles of dissolved gas; to froth or fizz while quintessence is to reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.

As a noun quintessence is

a thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

effervesce

English

Verb

(effervesc)
  • (of a liquid) to emit small bubbles of dissolved gas; to froth or fizz
  • (of a gas) to escape from solution in a liquid in the form of bubbles
  • (of a person) to show high spirits
  • quintessence

    Noun

  • A thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.
  • A pure substance.
  • The essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form.
  • (alchemy) The fifth alchemical element, or essence, after earth, air, fire, and water
  • (physics) A hypothetical form of dark energy postulated to explain observations of an accelerating universe.
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    Derived terms

    * quintessential * quintessentially

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.
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