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Borrowed from Latin fermentātiō, fermentātiōnem.

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fermentation (countable and uncountable, plural fermentations)

  1. (biochemistry) Any of many anaerobic biochemical reactions in which an enzyme (or several enzymes produced by a microorganism) catalyses the conversion of one substance into another; especially the conversion (using yeast) of sugars to alcohol or acetic acid with the evolution of carbon dioxide
  2. A state of agitation or excitement; a ferment.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      It puts the soul to fermentation and activity.
    • Charles Kingsley
      a universal fermentation of human thought and faith

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin fermentātiō, fermentātiōnem.

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  • IPA(key): /fɛʁ.mɑ̃.ta.sjɔ̃/

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fermentation f (plural fermentations)

  1. fermentation

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