Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ferment.(verb)
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Use "ferments" in a sentence
"Just as chemical science has during the past century acquired an extensive knowledge of the composition and structure of organic substances, so a thorough knowledge of the nature and action of ferments is now essential, in order that this science may be in a position to master the laws of the formation and dissociation of substances within the organism."
"In most cases, these transformations are microbial processes, in other words ferments; in particular cheeses, cured meats, alcoholic beverages, and (to a lesser extent) bread."
"By the species of microbes called ferments all fermented liquors are artificially produced (see p. 132); these also cause the "rising" of bread."