Ferment - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a substance capable of bringing about fermentation
- a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol (syn: fermentation, fermenting, zymosis)
- work up into agitation or excitement
- cause to undergo fermentation (syn: work)
- go sour or spoil (syn: sour, turn, work)
The wine ferments in oak barrels.
Yeast ferments the sugar in the juice.
The city was in a state of ferment after the election.
...the city was in ferment as its residents nervously awaited the airborne invasion that was sure to come...
The country was in ferment.
He fermented the passions of the vicious.
In the 1960s, American society was in ferment.
the artistic ferment of the late sixth century
the political ferment produced new leadership
The Middle East is fermenting
Her mind ferments
This religion is fermenting Africa
We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content
present participle: fermenting
past tense: fermented
past participle: fermented