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fermentation fer·men·ta·tion (fûr'mən-tā'shən, -měn-)
Any of a group of chemical reactions that split complex organic compounds into relatively simple substances, especially the anaerobic conversion of sugar to carbon dioxide and alcohol by yeast.

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