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ferment

 
Noun ferment has 4 senses
  1. agitation, ferment, fermentation, unrest - a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced a new leadership"; "social unrest"
    --1 is a kind of turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Drang
  2. ferment - a substance capable of bringing about fermentation
    --2 is a kind of
    substance, matter
    Derived forms: verb ferment3, verb ferment4
  3. zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting, ferment - a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
    --3 is a kind of chemical process, chemical change, chemical action
    --3 has particulars: bottom fermentation; top fermentation; vinification
    Derived forms: verb ferment3, verb ferment4
  4. fermentation, ferment - a chemical phenomenon in which an organic molecule splits into simpler substances
    --4 is a kind of chemical phenomenon
    Derived forms: verb ferment3, verb ferment4
Verb ferment has 4 senses
  1. ferment - be in an agitated or excited state; "The Middle East is fermenting"; "Her mind ferments"
    --1 is one way to
    seethe, boil
    Derived form: noun fermentation2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. ferment - work up into agitation or excitement; "Islam is fermenting Africa"
    --2 is one way to
    inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up
    Derived form: noun fermentation2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. ferment, work - 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"
    --3 is one way to convert
    Derived forms: noun fermentation1, noun fermentation3, noun ferment2, noun ferment3, noun ferment4, noun fermenting1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. sour, turn, ferment, work - go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"
    --4 is one way to change state, turn
    Derived forms: noun fermentation1, noun ferment2, noun ferment3, noun ferment4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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