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ferment

[n. fur-ment; v. fer-ment]
noun
1.
Also called organized ferment. any of a group of living organisms, as yeasts, molds, and certain bacteria, that cause fermentation.
2.
Also called unorganized ferment. an enzyme.
4.
agitation; unrest; excitement; commotion; tumult: The new painters worked in a creative ferment. The capital lived in a political ferment.
verb (used with object)
5.
to act upon as a ferment.
6.
to cause to undergo fermentation.
7.
to inflame; foment: to ferment prejudiced crowds to riot.
8.
to cause agitation or excitement in: Reading fermented his active imagination.
verb (used without object)
9.
to be fermented; undergo fermentation.
10.
to seethe with agitation or excitement.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin fermentum yeast (noun), fermentāre to cause to rise (v.); akin to barm, Latin fervēre to boil

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ferment, foment.
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ferment
 
n
1.  any agent or substance, such as a bacterium, mould, yeast, or enzyme, that causes fermentation
2.  another word for fermentation
3.  commotion; unrest
 
vb
4.  to undergo or cause to undergo fermentation
5.  to stir up or seethe with excitement
 
[C15: from Latin fermentum yeast, from fervēre to seethe]
 
 
fer'mentable
 
adj
 
fermenta'bility
 
n
 
fer'menter
 
n

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ferment
late 14c., from L. fermentare "to leaven, ferment," from fermentum "substance causing fermentation, leaven," from root of fervere "to boil, seethe" (see brew). Related: Fermented; fermenting.
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ferment fer·ment (fûr'měnt')
n.

  1. An agent, as a yeast, a bacterium, a mold, or an enzyme, that causes fermentation.

  2. Fermentation.

v. fer·ment·ed, fer·ment·ing, fer·ments (fər-měnt')
To cause or undergo fermentation.
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