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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; A state of agitation or turbulent change or development.

Usage examples (33)
  • By an obscure change, which we call fermentation, these may become alcohol, the great stimulant of the world.
  • Ok, not beer but it is involved in fermentation of sake.
  • "Like (new) wine (in fermentation) without a vent," to work itself off.
  • The process takes place in fermentation vats, into which the bacteria expel little drops of oil. for more
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