HyperDic: ferment

English > 7 senses of the word ferment:
VERBemotionfermentbe in an agitated or excited state
emotionfermentwork up into agitation or excitement / excitement
changeferment, workcause to undergo fermentation
changeferment, sour, turn, workgo sour / sour or spoil
NOUNstateferment, agitation, fermentation, tempestuousness, unresta state of agitation or turbulent change or development
substancefermenta substance capable of bringing about fermentation
processferment, zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, fermentinga process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances
ferment > pronunciation
Soundsfermeh'nt; fer'mehnt
Rhymesaccent ... vent: 69 rhymes with ehnt...
English > ferment: 7 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of agitation or turbulent change or development.
Example"the political ferment produced new leadership"
Synonymsagitation, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest
Broaderturbulence, upheaval, Sturm und DrangA state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
Spanishagitación, fermentación, fermento, inquietud
Catalanagitació, fermentació, inquietud
English > ferment: 7 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA substance capable of bringing about fermentation.
BroadersubstanceA particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
Spanishfermento
Catalanferment
Verbsfermentgo sour / sour or spoil
fermentcause to undergo fermentation
English > ferment: 7 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningA process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol.
Synonymszymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting
Narrowerbottom fermentationA slow kind of alcoholic fermentation at a temperature low enough that the yeast cells can sink to the bottom of the fermenting liquid / liquid
top fermentationA violent kind of alcoholic fermentation at a temperature high enough to carry the yeast cells to the top of the fermenting liquid / liquid
vinificationThe process whereby fermentation changes grape juice into wine
Broaderchemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
Spanishfermentación
Catalanfermentació
Verbsfermentgo sour / sour or spoil
fermentcause to undergo fermentation
English > ferment: 7 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningBe in an agitated or excited state.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Examples
  • "The Middle East is fermenting"
  • "Her mind ferments"
Broaderseethe, boilBe in an agitated emotional state
Nounsfermentationa state of agitation or turbulent change or development
English > ferment: 7 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningwork up into agitation or excitement / excitement.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Islam is fermenting Africa"
Broaderinflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire upArouse or excite feelings and passions
Spanishfermentar
Nounsfermentationa state of agitation or turbulent change or development
English > ferment: 7 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause to undergo fermentation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"
Synonymwork
Cause tosour, turn, ferment, workGo sour / sour or spoil
Narrowervinifyconvert a juice into wine by fermentation
Broaderconvertchange the nature, purpose, or function of something
Similar tosour, turn, ferment, workGo sour / sour or spoil
Spanishfermentar
Nounsfermenta substance capable of bringing about fermentation
fermentation, fermenting, fermenta process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances
English > ferment: 7 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningGo sour / sour or spoil.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymssour, turn, work
Caused byferment, workCause to undergo fermentation
Entailed bybrewPrepare by brewing
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Similar toferment, workCause to undergo fermentation
Spanishagrazarse, agriarse, amargar, asperear, avinagrarse, elaborar, fermentar
Catalanacidificar, agrejar, agrir-se, amargar, asprejar, avinagrar-se, elaborar, fermentar, picar-se, repuntar-se
Nounsfermenta substance capable of bringing about fermentation
fermentation, fermenta process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances

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