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ferment

verb [I or T] uk   /fəˈment/ us    /fɚ-/
If food or drink ferments or if you ferment it, the sugar in it changes into alcohol because of a chemical process: You make wine by leaving grape juice to ferment until all the sugar has turned to alcohol.
fermentation
noun [U] uk   /ˌfɜː.menˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌfɝː-/

ferment

noun [U] uk   /ˈfɜː.ment/ us    /ˈfɝː-/ literary
a state of confusion, change, and lack of order or fighting: The resignation of the president has left the country in ferment.
Translations of “ferment”
in Spanish fermentar, provocar…
in French (faire) fermenter, fomenter…
in German gären, erregen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)發酵…
in Russian бродить, вызывать брожение…
in Turkish mayalanmak, mayalamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)发酵…
in Polish fermentować, poddawać fermentacji…
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