Associations to the word «Fermentation»

Wiktionary

FERMENTATION, noun. (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
FERMENTATION, noun. A state of agitation or excitement; a ferment.
FERMENTATION LOCK, noun. A device, used mainly in homebrewing, that allows carbon dioxide to escape from a fermenter without allowing air to enter

Dictionary definition

FERMENTATION, noun. A state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest".
FERMENTATION, noun. A process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol.

Wise words

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
Aeschylus