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Definition 1: a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for fermentation in the sense of this definition

(fermentation is a kind of ...) (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

(... is a kind of fermentation ) a slow kind of alcoholic fermentation at a temperature low enough that the yeast cells can sink to the bottom of the fermenting liquid; used in the production of lager

(... is a kind of fermentation ) a violent kind of alcoholic fermentation at a temperature high enough to carry the yeast cells to the top of the fermenting liquid; used in the production of ale

"top fermentation uses a yeast that ferments at higher temperatures than that used for bottom fermentation"

(... is a kind of fermentation ) the process whereby fermentation changes grape juice into wine

Definition 2: a state of agitation or turbulent change or development - [noun denoting state]

Samples where fermentation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the political ferment produced new leadership
  • social unrest

Synonyms for fermentation in the sense of this definition

(fermentation is a kind of ...) a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

"the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

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