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ferment

fer·ment

ferment

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: fuhr ment
definition 1: any of various substances, such as an enzyme or yeast, that cause fermentation.
definition 2: the act or process of converting a carbohydrate to alcohol, acids, or other compounds; fermentation.
definition 3: a state of agitation, upset, or rapid change.
The 1960s were a time of political and intellectual ferment.a ferment of political disruptionscreative ferment in building designs
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: fr ment
inflections: fermented, fermenting, ferments
definition 1: to cause to ferment.
similar words:
sour, turn
definition 2: to act on as a fermenting agent.
This bacterium ferments several substances.
definition 3: to upset, inflame, or agitate.
His remarks fermented the crowd to a rebellious mood.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: fr ment
definition 1: to undergo fermentation.
The fruit juice is fermenting in the crock.
similar words:
turn
definition 2: to become agitated, upset, or excited.
derivations: fermentable (adj.), fermentability (n.)