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Overview of noun ferment

The noun ferment has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) agitation, ferment, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest

(a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest")

2. ferment

(a substance capable of bringing about fermentation)

3. zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting, ferment

(a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol)


Overview of verb ferment

The verb ferment has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. ferment

(be in an agitated or excited state; "The Middle East is fermenting"; "Her mind ferments")

2. ferment

(work up into agitation or excitement; "Islam is fermenting Africa")

3. ferment, work

(cause to undergo fermentation; "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"; "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats")

4. sour, turn, ferment, work

(go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned

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