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1. foment

verb. ['ˈfoʊmɛnt'] bathe with warm water or medicated lotions.

Synonyms

  • bathe

Antonyms

  • calm
  • refrain

Etymology

  • fomenter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • fomentare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Foment

  • admonishment
  • announcement
  • battlement
  • comment
  • compliment
  • content
  • disfigurement
  • document
  • document
  • ferment
  • portent
  • reorient
  • taligent

Example sentences of the word foment


1. Verb, base form
Travel like royalty to the palace that helped to foment a revolution.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Jesus lived in a time of great political and religious foment in the Middle East.

3. Adjective
Acids often foment reactions with other compounds, which is what we know as acidity.

2. foment

verb. ['ˈfoʊmɛnt'] try to stir up public opinion.

Synonyms

  • stir up
  • stimulate
  • rumpus
  • provoke

Antonyms

  • desensitise
  • desensitize
  • deaden
  • sedate

Etymology

  • fomenter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • fomentare (Latin)
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