- Ferment is defined as agitation and excitement.
When a group of protesters gradually becomes more and more angry about their cause, this is an example of ferment.
- The definition of ferment is to excite, or to have a chemical breakdown of a substance using bacteria, yeast or enzymes.
- 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.
The yeast in this dough causes it to ferment.
ferment definition by Webster's New World
- a substance or organism causing fermentation, as yeast, bacteria, enzymes, etc.
- a state of excitement or agitation
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin fermentum, leaven, yeast ; from 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
ferment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.