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fo·ment

foment

 
 
pronunciation:
fo ment
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: foments, fomenting, fomented
definition 1: to encourage the development of; instigate or foster.
The troublemakers fomented discontent.
antonyms:
quell
similar words:
provoke
definition 2: to treat (the surface of the body) with warm water, medicated liquids, or the like.
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derivation: fomenter (n.)