fermentativeness

fermentative

[fer-men-tuh-tiv]
adjective
1.
tending to produce or undergo fermentation.
2.
pertaining to or of the nature of fermentation.

Origin:
1655–65; obsolete fermentate to cause to ferment (< Latin fermentātus; see ferment, -ate1) + -ive

fermentatively, adverb
fermentativeness, noun
nonfermentative, adjective
unfermentative, adjective
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fermentation (ˌfɜːmɛnˈteɪʃən)
 
n
Also called: ferment a chemical reaction in which a ferment causes an organic molecule to split into simpler substances, esp the anaerobic conversion of sugar to ethyl alcohol by yeastRelated: zymotic
 
Related: zymotic
 
fer'mentative
 
adj
 
fer'mentatively
 
adv
 
fer'mentativeness
 
n

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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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