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    ferment - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ferment

    Definition
    (noun) a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
    Example Sentence
    • the political ferment produced new leadership
    • social unrest
    Definition
    (noun) a substance capable of bringing about fermentation Definition
    (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 Definition
    (verb) be in an agitated or excited state
    Example Sentence
    • The Middle East is fermenting
    • Her mind ferments
    Definition
    (verb) work up into agitation or excitement
    Example Sentence
    • Islam is fermenting Africa
    Definition
    (verb) cause to undergo fermentation
    Synonyms : work
    Example Sentence
    • We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content
    • The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats
    Definition
    (verb) go sour or spoil
    Synonyms : sour , turn , work
    Example Sentence
    • The milk has soured
    • The wine worked
    • The cream has turned--we have to throw it out
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ferment

Ferment = firm + end, firm means stable , ferment brings end to firmness.

fermant=german+t,the germans brought the whole world to a state of unrest during world war II

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when ferment-ation takes place, things gets spoiled, state of trouble and violence

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