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Definition of "fermentation" []

  • The anaerobic conversion of sugar to carbon dioxide and alcohol by yeast. (noun)
  • Any of a group of chemical reactions induced by living or nonliving ferments that split complex organic compounds into relatively simple substances. (noun)
  • Unrest; agitation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fermentation" in a sentence
  • "There are two main systems of fermentation, the _top fermentation_ system, which is that employed in the"
  • "At this writing on December 15, the fermentation is around one half complete, and everyone at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards is very excited about their first Ice Wine."
  • "By an obscure change, which we call fermentation, these may become alcohol, the great stimulant of the world."