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ferment

(noun) A state of agitation or turbulent change or development.

Synonyms: agitation, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest

Usage: In 1789 a ferment arises in Paris; it grows, spreads, and is expressed by a movement of peoples from west to east.
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ferment
Definition: (noun) A state of agitation or turbulent change or development.
Synonyms: agitation, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest
Usage: In 1789 a ferment arises in Paris; it grows, spreads, and is expressed by a movement of peoples from west to east.
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fer·ment (fûr′mĕnt′)
n.
1.
a. An agent, such as an enzyme, bacterium, or fungus, that brings about fermentation.
b. Fermentation.
2.
a. A state of agitation or of turbulent change or development.
b. An agent that precipitates or is capable of precipitating such a state; a catalyst.
v. (fər-mĕnt′) fer·ment·ed, fer·ment·ing, fer·ments
v.intr.
1. To undergo fermentation: cabbage that has fermented.
2. To develop in a turbulent or agitated way; seethe: an idea that was fermenting in his mind for months.
v.tr.
1. To cause to undergo fermentation: Yeasts ferment sugars.
2. To produce by or as if by fermentation: ferment the wine in oak barrels; hostility that was fermented by envy.
3. To make turbulent; excite or agitate: a fiery speech that fermented the crowd.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fermentum; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]
fer·ment′a·bil′i·ty n.
fer·ment′a·ble adj.

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When change is a brewin', remember: to ferment is to cause a chemical change to food or drink, like turning grapes into wine.

Fermentation is a magical alchemy through which bacteria, yeast, and time turn barley into beer, cabbage into kimchi or sauerkraut, and milk into kefir. To ferment is to effect that change. Since ferment describes a process, it's often used in the form of fermented or fermenting. Fermented grapes = wine.

To ferment can also mean to stir up. When you ferment something, you agitate it, you work it up, and then it changes. You can ferment people, too! An inspiring leader might ferment a revolution! See the word in action:

Thus campaigns demonstrate that creationists threaten the creative ferment that produces social improvement. (Washington Post)

Miso is a fermented soy product rich in probiotic cultures, which are essential for immune health. (US News)

Elephants in southern Africa often binge on the naturally fermenting fruit of the amarula tree and lumber unsteadily away afterward. (Wall Street Journal)

While you might be more familiar with the verb ferment, referring to the natural process that produces alcohol, the word is also used as a noun, giving the same type of boiling emotion to people or events. If you keep in mind that the root of the word is fevere, meaning "to boil or seethe," you get a vivid picture of the ferment experienced at a political rally where tempers run high.

The word ferment means a commotion or excitement. Consider that the fermentation that turns juice or grain into alcohol is the result of the agitated development of bacteria, and then you can better appreciate the word's meaning.


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Hyeyeong Jang
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ferment

n.
1. any of a group of living organisms, as yeasts, molds, and certain bacteria, that cause fermentation.
2. an enzyme that catalyzes the anaerobic breakdown of molecules that yield energy.
3. FERMENTATION
4. agitation or excitement; commotion: artistic ferment; political ferment.

---vt.
5. to act upon as a ferment.
6. to cause to undergo fermentation.
7. to inflame or excite; foment.
---vi.
8. to be fermented; undergo fermentation.
9. to seethe with agitation or excitement.

[1350-1400; ME<L fermentum yeast, fermentāre, to cause to rise; akin to BARM, L fervēre to boil]

--fermentable, adj.
--fermentability, n.
--fermenter, fermentor, n.

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ferment
Definition: (noun) A state of agitation or turbulent change or development.
Synonyms: agitation, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest
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