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fizz / fiz/ • v. [intr.] (of a liquid) produce bubbles of gas and make a hissing sound: the mixture fizzed like mad. ∎  make a buzzing or crackling sound: lightning starts to crackle and fizz. ∎  fig. move with or display excitement, exuberance, or liveliness: anticipation began to fizz through his veins.• n. effervescence: the champagne had lost its fizz. ∎  inf. an effervescent drink, esp. sparkling wine: a bottle of grapefruit fizz. ∎ fig. exuberance; liveliness: she saw I had lost some of my fizz. ∎  a buzzing or crackling sound: the fizz of 300 sparklers.

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