Adjective "Fermented" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


(of a substance) undergo fermentation.
  1. 'As soy milk ferments easily, many such products available at supermarkets are loaded with preservatives.'
  2. 'Next, the juice is placed in stainless steel tanks or oak barrels where the wine will ferment following the addition of yeast.'
  3. 'If left unattended, juices will ferment into wine.'
  4. 'The palm juice gradually fermented into a complex and potent brew.'
  5. 'As red wine ferments, grape skins and pulp rise to the top of the tank, creating a ‘cap.’'
  6. 'Otherwise, the sugar will ferment and could cause deadly salmonella poisoning to hummingbirds.'
  7. 'It gets all these remarkable qualities from soybeans fermented with a special culture.'
  8. 'Mixed with water and sugar and flavored with ginger and other herbs, the rice ferments for 20 days to become alcoholic.'
  9. 'If fermented fruit on the ground is out of the question, so too is the notion that the fruit could ferment in the stomach of elephants, the study authors say.'
  10. 'When the mulch is compacted too tight, this air flow cannot take place, and as the mulch continues to decompose it becomes extremely hot as the organic matter ferments.'
  11. 'It is the tiny microorganisms such as yeast and bacteria which do the work, fermenting the sugars present in the fruits into alcohol and acids.'
  12. 'Yeasts have been used for centuries by peoples worldwide to ferment sugar to alcohol; the drug penicillin was found in a mould.'
  13. 'The starch stored in natural plant sugars is harvested and then the sugar is fermented into lactic acid.'
  14. 'Yeast ferments the sugars in the malt to alcohol while the hops provide bitter flavour and aroma.'
  15. 'He ferments a mixture of locally produced milk, cow manure, ashes, and molasses.'
  16. 'It means that the winery itself actually crushed the grapes, fermented the juice and put the wine into bottles.'
  17. 'In this case, the beer is fully fermented, then filtered to remove the yeast, then carbonated and stored in a tightly sealed keg, ready for immediate drinking.'
  18. 'Good bacteria ferment lactose by converting it to lactic acid.'
  19. 'Native bacteria ferment natural sugars to lactic acid, a major flavoring and preservative in sauerkraut and in naturally fermented dills.'
  20. 'Experts disagree whether the yeasts that ferment sourdough bread cultures originate in the grain or the air, but you can be sure there are plenty of them available wherever you live.'
Incite or stir up (trouble or disorder)
  1. 'The problems this may pose have not been clearly defined and laid out for discussion, partly because they are not well understood but also because nobody wants to be accused of fermenting fear or hate.'
  2. '‘The principal and his henchmen blamed us for fermenting trouble and putting dangerous ideas in the heads of young people,’ he says.'
  3. 'Apparently an army of anarchists is going to descend on Dublin from all corners of Europe and ferment trouble.'


Agitation and excitement among a group of people, typically concerning major change and leading to trouble or violence.
  1. 'His analysis of the causes of agrarian unrest and ferment in Punjab was proved correct.'
  2. 'Political and religious ideas were also in ferment.'
  3. 'It was August 1942 and the country was in ferment.'
  4. 'But the intellectual firepower that underlies any such revolution is growing; the region is in the throes of genuine pro-democratic ferment.'
  5. 'There is still the sense of scientific, political and religious ferment, although Pears is a much more literary writer.'
  6. 'So why hasn't this current era of political ferment summoned forth great literary and dramatic works that tackle and synthesise contemporary political and ideological movements in a creative and imaginative way?'
  7. 'That suggests greater ferment - and more excitement - in Singapore's arts scene.'
  8. 'The ferment excited those pedagogical leaders who agreed with its direction, but it was disheartening for those teachers and parents who wanted schools and classrooms where the adults were in charge.'
  9. 'The underlying political ferment among many social strata is revealed by a growing number of smaller protests and meetings.'
  10. 'We are entering a new period of important and hopeful change in America, a period comparable to those eras that unleashed such remarkable ferment in the period of Jefferson and Jackson and Roosevelt.'
A fermenting agent or enzyme.
  1. 'The recent literature on ferments seemed to indicate that enzymes were a more likely candidate.'
  2. 'Namely, do you believe in ‘reality,’ or more specifically, ‘did ferments exist before Pasteur made them up?’'

More definitions

1. Also called organized ferment. any of a group of living organisms, as yeasts, molds, and certain bacteria, that cause fermentation.

2. Also called unorganized ferment. an enzyme.

3. fermentation.

4. agitation; unrest; excitement; commotion; tumult: The new painters worked in a creative ferment. The capital lived in a political ferment. verb (used with object)

5. to act upon as a ferment.

6. to cause to undergo fermentation.

7. to inflame; foment: to ferment prejudiced crowds

More examples(as adjective)

"beverages can be fermented."

"wines can be fermented."

"glucoses can be fermented."

"corns can be fermented."

"cheeses can be fermented."

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(ferment)Late Middle English: from Old French ferment (noun), fermenter (verb), based on Latin fermentum ‘yeast’, from fervere ‘to boil’.