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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fermentare (“‘to leaven, ferment’”) < fermentum (“‘substance causing fermentation’”) < fervere (“‘to boil, seethe’”). Confer French ferment, see also fervent.
Third person singular
- To react, using fermentation; especially to produce alcohol by allowing yeast to act on sugars; to brew.
- To stir up, agitate, cause unrest.
- Something, such as a yeast that causes fermentation.
- A state of agitation or of turbulent change.
- A catalyst.
- state of agitation
- 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 104
- Clad in a Persian-Renaissance gown and a widow's tiara of white batiste, Mrs Thoroughfare, in all the ferment of a Marriage-Christening, left her chamber on vapoury autumn day and descending a few stairs, and climbing a few others, knocked a trifle brusquely at her son's wife's door.
- "ferment" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001
- “ferment” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- Fermentation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Fermentation
- Third-person plural present indicative of fermer.
- Third-person plural present subjunctive of fermer.
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