HyperDic: fermentation

English > 2 senses of the word fermentation:
NOUNstatefermentation, agitation, ferment, tempestuousness, unresta state of agitation or turbulent change or development
processfermentation, zymosis, zymolysis, fermenting, fermenta process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances
fermentation > pronunciation
Soundsfer.mahntey'shahn
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English > fermentation: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of agitation or turbulent change or development.
Synonymsagitation, ferment, 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
Verbsfermentwork up into agitation or excitement / excitement
fermentbe in an agitated or excited state
English > fermentation: 2 senses > noun 2, 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, fermenting, ferment
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
Adjectivesfermentablecapable of being fermented
Verbsfermentgo sour / sour or spoil
fermentcause to undergo fermentation

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