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a. Causing fermentation.
b. Capable of causing or undergoing fermentation.
2. Relating to or of the nature of fermentation.
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(fərˈmɛn tə tɪv)

1. tending to produce or undergo fermentation.
2. pertaining to or of the nature of fermentation.
fer•ment′a•tive•ly, adv.
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a. fermentativo, que tiene la propiedad de hacer fermentar.
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