Fermentation Definition

fûrmən-tāshən, -mĕn-
noun
The breakdown of complex molecules in organic compounds, caused by the influence of a ferment.
Bacteria cause milk to curdle by fermentation.
Webster's New World
Excitement; agitation.
Webster's New World
Fermentation is defined as a process involving yeasts or other microorganisms breaking down a substance, or a state of excitement.
When grapes are crushed or transferred into a press, cultured yeast is added, and the sugars in the grapes start to convert into alcohol, this is an example of fermentation.
New Orleans during Mardi Gras is an example of a location that would be described as in a state of fermentation.
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Singular:
fermentation
Plural:
fermentations

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