The definition of ferment is to excite, or to have a chemical breakdown of a substance using bacteria, yeast or enzymes.verb
- When you cause a protesting crowd to get even madder then they already are, this is an example of when you ferment.
- When you use yeast to make bread dough rise, this is an example of when you ferment.
Ferment is defined as agitation and excitement.noun
When a group of protesters gradually becomes more and more angry about their cause, this is an example of ferment.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a substance or organism causing fermentation, as yeast, bacteria, enzymes, etc.
- a state of excitement or agitation
Origin: ME < OFr < L fermentum, leaven, yeast < fervere, to boil, be agitated: see barm
- to cause fermentation in
- to excite; agitate
- to be in the process of fermentation
- to be excited or agitated; seethe
- fermentable adjective
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- Something, such as a yeast, bacterium, mold, or enzyme, that causes fermentation.
- 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.
- To produce by or as if by fermentation.
- To cause to undergo fermentation.
- To make turbulent; excite or agitate.
- To undergo fermentation.
- To be in an excited or agitated state; seethe.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fermentum; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.
- fer·mentˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- fer·mentˈa·ble adjective
ferment - Medical Definition
- An agent, as a yeast, bacterium, mold, or enzyme, that causes fermentation.