fermentation

[ fur-men-tey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF fermentation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FERMENTATION

During the fermentation, stir the matter from time to time, and press it down with the hand, that it may be perfectly soaked.

These made unleavened bread, and were foes to the death to fermentation.

The second stage is the preparation of the grapes for fermentation.

Again, I spoke of the produce of fermentation as "spirit of wine."

Love is perhaps a fermentation of the molecules of the imagination.

A common example of fermentation is the change of cider into vinegar.

Or, to fermentation yielded, producing the spirited metheglin.

I am provoked into a fermentation, as my Lady Froth says; was ever the like read of in story?

That is gas,—gas manufactured by the process of fermentation.

When, moreover, the cells were destroyed by bruising, no fermentation ensued.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., in alchemy, with a broad sense; modern scientific sense is from c.1600; from Late Latin fermentationem (nominative fermentatio), noun of action from fermentare (see ferment (v.)). Figurative use attested from 1650s.

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