What is ferment?

  • (verb): Cause to undergo fermentation.
    Example: "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"
    Synonyms: work
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "ferment":

  • (noun): A state of agitation or turbulent change or development.
    Example: "The political ferment produced a new leadership"
    Synonyms: agitation, fermentation, unrest
  • (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.
    Synonyms: zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting
  • (noun): A chemical phenomenon in which an organic molecule splits into simpler substances.
    Synonyms: fermentation
  • (verb): Be in an agitated or excited state.
    Example: "The Middle East is fermenting"; "Her mind ferments"
  • (noun): A substance capable of bringing about fermentation.
  • (verb): Work up into agitation or excitement.
    Example: "Islam is fermenting Africa"

Famous quotes containing the word ferment:

    It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.
    Emily Carr (1871–1945)