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Meaning & Definition of Fermentation in English

English

Fermentation

/fərmənteʃən/

noun

1. A state of agitation or turbulent change or development

  • "The political ferment produced new leadership"
  • "Social unrest"
    synonym:
  • agitation
  • ,
  • ferment
  • ,
  • fermentation
  • ,
  • tempestuousness
  • ,
  • unrest

2. A process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances

  • Especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
    synonym:
  • zymosis
  • ,
  • zymolysis
  • ,
  • fermentation
  • ,
  • fermenting
  • ,
  • ferment