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bubble

noun

1 bubble

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

Roget 353: bubble, foam, froth, head, spume, lather, suds, spray, surf, yeast, barm, spindrift.    cloud, vapor, ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Roget 495: error, fallacy; misconception, misapprehension, misstanding, misunderstanding; inexactness etc. adj.; laxity; misconstruction etc. (misinterpretation) 523; ... show more

Roget 4: unsubstantiality, insubstantiality; nothingness, nihility; no degree, no part, no quantity, no thing.    nothing, naught, nil, nullity, zero, cipher, ... show more

Roget 336: vaporization, volatilization; gasification, evaporation, vaporation; distillation, cupellation [Chem], cohobation, sublimination, exhalation; volatility.    vaporizer, still, retort; ... show more

Roget 320: levity; lightness etc. adj.; imponderability, buoyancy, volatility.    feather, dust, mote, down, thistle, down, flue, ... show more

Roget 193: littleness etc. adj.; smallness etc. (of quantity) 32; exiguity, inextension; parvitude, parvity; duodecimo; Elzevir edition, ... show more

Roget 111: transience, transientness etc. adj.; evanescence, impermanence, fugacity [Chem], caducity, mortality, span; nine days' wonder, bubble, Mayfly; ... show more

Dutch: bel
Polish: bąbel, bąbelek, banieczka, bańka, pęcherz, pęcherzyk



2 bubble

A speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control:
— A real estate bubble.

synonym: house of cards.

3 bubble

An impracticable and illusory idea.

4 bubble

A dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic.

verb

1 bubble

Form, produce, or emit bubbles.

Roget 336: render gaseous etc. 334; vaporize, volatilize; distill, sublime; evaporate, exhale, smoke, transpire, emit vapor, fume, reek, ... show more

2 bubble

Flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise.

synonyms: babble, burble, guggle, gurgle, ripple.

Roget 348: flow, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, ... show more

Roget 353: bubble, boil, foam, froth, mantle, sparkle, guggle, gurgle; effervesce, ferment, fizzle.   

Dutch: klokken

3 bubble

Rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles.

4 bubble

Cause to form bubbles.

5 bubble

Expel gas from the stomach.

synonyms: belch, burp, eruct.

Dutch: boer, boeren


Moby thesaurus: air, air pocket, airy hope, airy nothing, apparition, autism, babble, ball, balloon, be enthusiastic, bilge, bladder, blain, bleb, blister, blob, blubber, boil, boil over, boll ... show more.

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