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Definitions of ferment:
  • noun:   a substance capable of bringing about fermentation
  • noun:   a chemical phenomenon in which an organic molecule splits into simpler substances
  • noun:   a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
    Example: "The political ferment produced a new leadership"
  • noun:   a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
  • verb:   cause to undergo fermentation
    Example: "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"
  • verb:   work up into agitation or excitement
    Example: "Islam is fermenting Africa"
  • verb:   be in an agitated or excited state
    Example: "The Middle East is fermenting"
  • verb:   go sour or spoil

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