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  Definition of ferment
  1. a chemical phenomenon in which an organic molecule splits into simpler substances
  2. a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
  3. a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced a new leadership"; "social unrest"
  4. a substance capable of bringing about fermentation
  5. go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
  6. cause to undergo fermentation; "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"; "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"
  7. work up into agitation or excitement; "Islam is fermenting Africa"
  8. be in an agitated or excited state; "The Middle East is fermenting"; "Her mind ferments"
Similar Words: fermentation, zymosis, zymolysis, fermenting, agitation, unrest, sour, turn, work

 

Hyponyms: bottom fermentation, top fermentation, vinification, vinify

 

Grouped Verbs: work, sour, turn

 

Derivational Morphology: work, sour, turn, zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting, souring, agitation, unrest

 

 
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