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1. ferment

noun. ['fɝˈmɛnt, ˈfɝːmɛnt'] a state of agitation or turbulent change or development.

Synonyms

  • fermentation
  • tempestuousness
  • Sturm und Drang
  • unrest
  • upheaval
  • agitation

Antonyms

  • anestrus
  • unemotionality
  • refrain
  • anesthetize

Etymology

  • fermentare (Latin)
  • fermentum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Ferment

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Example sentences of the word ferment


1. Verb, base form
Allow the wine to ferment until the balloon collapses and falls over flat.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The key to doing this is to soak, ferment or sprout the grains.

3. Adjective
Kefir grains ferment coconut milk the same way they ferment cow’s milk.

Quotes containing the word ferment


1. If there were no eternal consciousness in a man, if at the bottom of everything there were only a wild ferment, a power that twisting in dark passions produced everything great or inconsequential; if an unfathomable, insatiable emptiness lay hid beneath everything, what would life be but despair?
- Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling

2. ferment

verb. ['fɝˈmɛnt, ˈfɝːmɛnt'] go sour or spoil.

Synonyms

  • sour
  • work
  • turn

Antonyms

  • sleep
  • extinguish
  • better
  • decode

Etymology

  • fermentare (Latin)
  • fermentum (Latin)

3. ferment

noun. ['fɝˈmɛnt, ˈfɝːmɛnt'] a substance capable of bringing about fermentation.

Antonyms

  • wake

Etymology

  • fermentare (Latin)
  • fermentum (Latin)

4. ferment

verb. ['fɝˈmɛnt, ˈfɝːmɛnt'] be in an agitated or excited state.

Synonyms

  • boil

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • fail

Etymology

  • fermentare (Latin)
  • fermentum (Latin)

5. ferment

noun. ['fɝˈmɛnt, ˈfɝːmɛnt'] a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol.

Synonyms

  • chemical process
  • fermentation
  • bottom fermentation
  • chemical action
  • top fermentation
  • zymosis
  • chemical change
  • fermenting
  • vinification

Antonyms

  • good weather
  • calmness
  • fall
  • cool

Etymology

  • fermentare (Latin)
  • fermentum (Latin)

6. ferment

verb. ['fɝˈmɛnt, ˈfɝːmɛnt'] cause to undergo fermentation.

Synonyms

  • convert
  • sour
  • work
  • turn

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • sweet
  • tasteless
  • unsoured

Etymology

  • fermentare (Latin)
  • fermentum (Latin)

7. ferment

verb. ['fɝˈmɛnt, ˈfɝːmɛnt'] work up into agitation or excitement.

Synonyms

  • stir up
  • wake
  • inflame
  • fire up
  • ignite

Antonyms

  • fragrant
  • sweeten
  • harmonious
  • studio

Etymology

  • fermentare (Latin)
  • fermentum (Latin)
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