from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something, such as a yeast, bacterium, mold, or enzyme, that causes fermentation.
- n. Fermentation.
- n. A state of agitation or of turbulent change or development.
- n. An agent that precipitates or is capable of precipitating such a state; a catalyst.
- transitive v. To produce by or as if by fermentation.
- transitive v. To cause to undergo fermentation.
- transitive v. To make turbulent; excite or agitate.
- intransitive v. To undergo fermentation.
- intransitive v. To be in an excited or agitated state; seethe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To react, using fermentation; especially to produce alcohol by aging or by allowing yeast to act on sugars; to brew.
- v. To stir up, agitate, cause unrest.
- n. Something, such as a yeast that causes fermentation.
- n. A state of agitation or of turbulent change.
- n. A catalyst.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which causes fermentation, as yeast, barm, or fermenting beer.
- n. Intestine motion; heat; tumult; agitation.
- n. A gentle internal motion of the constituent parts of a fluid; fermentation.
- intransitive v. To undergo fermentation; to be in motion, or to be excited into sensible internal motion, as the constituent particles of an animal or vegetable fluid; to work; to effervesce.
- intransitive v. To be agitated or excited by violent emotions.
- transitive v. To cause ferment or fermentation in; to set in motion; to excite internal emotion in; to heat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to boil gently; cause ebullition in.
- To cause fermentation in.
- Figuratively, to set in agitation; excite; arouse.
- To undergo fermentation.
- Figuratively, to be in agitation; be excited, as by violent emotions or passions, or great problems.
- n. A gentle boiling, or the internal motion of the constituent parts of a fluid.
- n. That which is capable of causing fermentation.
- n. Figuratively, commotion; heat; tumult; agitation: as, to put the passions in a ferment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a substance capable of bringing about fermentation
- n. a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
- v. be in an agitated or excited state
- v. cause to undergo fermentation
- v. work up into agitation or excitement
- n. a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
- v. go sour or spoil
It has been known for a long time that the pancreatic juice contains all the three ferments which act on the major food substances - a protein ferment, which is different from the gastric ferment, a starch ferment and a fat ferment.
Or did you notice? — and I wonder what all the ferment is about.
Copyright and patent are in ferment because of the digital revolution.
I grew up and started hooping when the ferment from the high Sixties had not yet retreated so much.
That may be true, but these are delicate skills to master and practice, and who in the social media ferment is evangelising them?
Date-wine (ferment from the fruit, not the Tádi, or juice of the stem, our “toddy”) is called Fazikh.
Simultaneously we established that the walls of the upper section of the intestine secrete a special fermentative substance the action of which is to transform the inactive pancreatic protein ferment into an active one.
I refer to his extremely interesting observation that a certain ferment or more correctly
In a few minutes the gastric reagent, an acid solution of the gastric protein ferment, begins to exude from the walls of the stomach.
The gastric laboratory uses its protein ferment under an acid reaction.