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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To instigate or rouse. To cause trouble and make people start fighting each other or opposing the government.

Usage examples (36)
  • The unfair taxes served to foment a rebellion among the citizens.
  • The nut graph is this one, where Cramer explains how easy it is to create "foment" around a stock:
  • In another four hours foment the feet and legs similarly.
  • It may also be necessary, if the feet be cold, to foment up to the knees. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A new way to "ferment" (to cause fermentation or an enzymatic breakdown) grapes into wine would "foment" (to provide; to encourage; to instigate) winemakers to learn how to do it.
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