Effervescence vs Quintessence - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between effervescence and quintessence

is that effervescence is the escape of gas from solution in a liquid, especially the escape of carbon dioxide from a carbonated drink while quintessence is a thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.

As a verb quintessence is

to reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.

effervescence

Noun

(en noun)
  • the escape of gas from solution in a liquid, especially the escape of carbon dioxide from a carbonated drink
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * quintessential * quintessentially

    Verb

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