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Noun

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fermentation

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  1. (biochemistry) Any of many anaerobic biochemical reactions in which an enzyme (or several enzymes produced by a microorganism) catalyses the conversion of one substance into another; especially the conversion (using yeast) of sugars to alcohol or acetic acid with the evolution of carbon dioxide
  2. A state of agitation or excitement; a ferment

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /fɛʁ.mɑ̃.ta.sjɔ̃/, SAMPA: /fER.mA~.ta.sjO~/

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] fermentatio.

Noun

fermentation f. (plural fermentations)

  1. fermentation

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References

  • fermentation” in the Dictionnaire de l'Académie française, 8th Edition (1932-35).

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