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fermentative

[fer-men-tuh-tiv] /fərˈmɛn tə tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to produce or undergo fermentation.
2.
pertaining to or of the nature of fermentation.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; obsolete fermentate to cause to ferment (< Latin fermentātus; see ferment, -ate1) + -ive
Related forms
fermentatively, adverb
fermentativeness, noun
nonfermentative, adjective
unfermentative, adjective
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Examples for fermentative
  • Energy can be recovered from organic wastes by a controlled fermentative process called dark fermentation.
fermentative in Medicine

fermentative fer·men·ta·tive (fər-měn'tə-tĭv)
adj.

  1. Causing or having the ability to cause fermentation.

  2. Relating to or of the nature of fermentation.

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