Noun(1) a state of agitation or turbulent change or development(2) a substance capable of bringing about fermentation(3) a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
Verb(1) be in an agitated or excited state(2) work up into agitation or excitement(3) cause to undergo fermentation(4) go sour or spoil
(1) His analysis of the causes of agrarian unrest and ferment in Punjab was proved correct.(2) The bacteria that live there release hydrogen and carbon dioxide when they ferment the lactose.(3) Otherwise, the sugar will ferment and could cause deadly salmonella poisoning to hummingbirds.(4) If kept at room temperature, the manure may eventually ferment or decompose, with significant breakdown of the solids.(5) Political and religious ideas were also in ferment .(6) What happens is that yeasts ferment the sugar in the grapes into alcohol, producing wine.(7) If fermented fruit on the ground is out of the question, so too is the notion that the fruit could ferment in the stomach of elephants, the study authors say.(8) By polarising discontent, it is transforming it from ferment to turmoil into energy spent constructively.(9) But the intellectual firepower that underlies any such revolution is growing; the region is in the throes of genuine pro-democratic ferment .(10) a period of political and religious ferment(11) That suggests greater ferment - and more excitement - in Singapore's arts scene.(12) It was into this milieu of religious ferment , focused in particular on the temple and Jerusalem, that John the Baptist and Jesus came.(13) The ferment excited those pedagogical leaders who agreed with its direction, but it was disheartening for those teachers and parents who wanted schools and classrooms where the adults were in charge.(14) Good bacteria ferment lactose by converting it to lactic acid.(15) Doubt, anxiety, and inward contemplation remain cornerstones of modern thinking and subjectivity, and their origins can be traced back to the religious ferment of the period 1400-1600.(16) I would not want anything to be said in relation to that that would ferment any problems.
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