Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: fermenting  fu(r)'men-ting
  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
    - zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation
Verb: ferment  'fur,ment
  1. Cause to undergo fermentation
    "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content";
    - work
  2. Go sour or spoil
    "The milk has fermented";
    - sour, turn, work
  3. Be in an agitated or excited state
    "The Middle East is fermenting"; "Her mind ferments"
  4. Work up into agitation or excitement
    "This religion is fermenting Africa"

Type of: boil, change state, chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, convert, fire up, heat, ignite, inflame, seethe, stir up, turn, wake

Encyclopedia: Fermenting