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ferment

noun

1 ferment

A state of agitation or turbulent change or development:
— The political ferment produced new leadership.

synonyms: agitation, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest.

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Roget 900: resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation; exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation.    pique, umbrage, huff, miff, ... show more

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Roget 821: feeling; suffering etc. v.; endurance, tolerance, sufferance, supportance, experience, response; sympathy etc. (love) 897; ... show more

Roget 320: levity; lightness etc. adj.; imponderability, buoyancy, volatility.    feather, dust, mote, down, thistle, down, flue, ... show more

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Roget 171: energy, physical energy, force, power etc. 157; keenness etc. adj.; intensity, vigor, strength, elasticity; go; ... show more

Roget 59: disorder; derangement etc. 61; irregularity; anomaly etc. (unconformity) 83; anarchy, anarchism; want of method; untidiness ... show more

Dutch: gisting, onrust
Polish: ferment



2 ferment

A substance capable of bringing about fermentation.

Polish: rozczyn, kwas, zaczyn

3 ferment

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

synonyms: fermentation, fermenting, zymolysis, zymosis.

Dutch: fermentatie, gisting, zymose
Polish: fermentacja

verb

1 ferment

Be in an agitated or excited state.

Roget 653: be unclean, become unclean etc. adj.; rot, putrefy, ferment, fester, rankle, reek; stink etc. 401; mold, ... show more

Roget 353: bubble, boil, foam, froth, mantle, sparkle, guggle, gurgle; effervesce, ferment, fizzle.   

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 59: be disorderly etc. adj.; ferment, play at cross-purposes.    put out of order; derange etc. 61; ravel etc. 219; ruffle, rumple.    ... show more

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

2 ferment

Work up into agitation or excitement.

3 ferment

Cause to undergo fermentation:
— We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content.

synonym: work.

Dutch: fermenteren, gisten, stoken, werken

4 ferment

Go sour or spoil.

synonyms: sour, turn, work.

Dutch: schiften, zuren


Moby thesaurus: acetification, acetify, acidification, acidify, acidulate, acidulation, ado, agent, agitate, agitation, ailment, alkalify, alkalization, alkalize, alterant, alterative, alterer, arouse, bacteria, beat ... show more.

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