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a. An agent, such as an enzyme, bacterium, or fungus, that brings about fermentation.
b. Fermentation.
a. A state of agitation or of turbulent change or development.
b. An agent that precipitates or is capable of precipitating such a state; a catalyst.
v. (fər-mĕnt′) fer·ment·ed, fer·ment·ing, fer·ments
1. To undergo fermentation: cabbage that has fermented.
2. To develop in a turbulent or agitated way; seethe: an idea that was fermenting in his mind for months.
1. To cause to undergo fermentation: Yeasts ferment sugars.
2. To produce by or as if by fermentation: ferment the wine in oak barrels; hostility that was fermented by envy.
3. To make turbulent; excite or agitate: a fiery speech that fermented the crowd.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fermentum; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

fer·ment′a·bil′i·ty n.
fer·ment′a·ble adj.
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Adj.1.fermentable - capable of being fermented
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