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KK Pronunciation

〔 fZˋmєnt 〕


〔 fәˊment 〕

Overview of noun ferment

The noun ferment has 3 senses

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

  • ferment -- (a substance capable of bringing about fermentation)

  • 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

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

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

  • 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")

  • sour, turn, ferment, work -- (go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out")