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  Words related to ferment

Related / Similar Words: fermentation, zymosis, zymolysis, fermenting, agitation, unrest, sour, turn, work

 

Definition:
  • a chemical phenomenon in which an organic molecule splits into simpler substances;
  • a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol;
  • a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced a new leadership"; "social unrest";
  • a substance capable of bringing about fermentation;
  • go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out";
  • 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";
  • work up into agitation or excitement; "Islam is fermenting Africa";
  • be in an agitated or excited state; "The Middle East is fermenting"; "Her mind ferments";

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    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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