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  • verb Present participle of ferment.

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  • noun a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol


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  • My adjectival use: 'They kept the fermenting wine in a cool place.'

    August 22, 2011

  • My use of fermenting as a noun: "You could say that it is 'by fermenting' but it would be better to say 'by a fermentation process'."

    August 22, 2011