Ferment
Ferment Fer*ment", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fermented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fermenting}.] [L. fermentare, fermentatum: cf. F. fermenter. See {Ferment}, n.] To cause ferment or fermentation in; to set in motion; to excite internal emotion in; to heat. [1913 Webster]

Ye vigorous swains! while youth ferments your blood. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


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  • ferment — FERMÉNT, fermenţi, s.m. (biol.) Substanţă proteică produsă de celule vii sau de microorganisme, care dirijează prin cataliză reacţiile de sinteză şi de degradare din organismele animalelor, plantelor şi microorganismelor, având un rol fundamental …   Dicționar Român

  • Ferment — Fer ment, n. [L. fermentum ferment (in senses 1 & 2), perh. for fervimentum, fr. fervere to be boiling hot, boil, ferment: cf. F. ferment. Cf. 1st {Barm}, {Fervent}.] 1. That which causes fermentation, as yeast, barm, or fermenting beer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ferment — Sn Mittel um einen chemischen Prozeß durchzuführen per. Wortschatz fach. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. fermentum Gärung, Sauerteig , einer Ableitung von l. fervēre wallen, sieden . Verb: fermentieren; Abstraktum: Fermentation.    Ebenso… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • ferment — ferment, foment 1. Ferment is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun and with the stress on the second syllable as a verb. 2. As verbs, ferment and foment are often confused because they are pronounced approximately the same… …   Modern English usage

  • ferment — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. fermentncie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} niepokój (także twórczy), wrzenie, wzburzenie : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Ferment społeczny, polityczny, kulturalny. Wywoływać… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • ferment — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. fermenter (13c.) and directly from L. fermentare to leaven, ferment, from fermentum substance causing fermentation, leaven, from root of fervere to boil, seethe (see BREW (Cf. brew)). Figurative use from 1650s. Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • ferment — [n1] substance causing chemicals to split into simpler substances bacteria, bacterium, barm, ebullition, enzyme, fermentation agent, leaven, leavening, mold, seethe, simmer, yeast; concept 478 ferment [n2] agitation, uprising ailment, brouhaha,… …   New thesaurus

  • Ferment — Fer*ment , v. i. 1. To undergo fermentation; to be in motion, or to be excited into sensible internal motion, as the constituent particles of an animal or vegetable fluid; to work; to effervesce. [1913 Webster] 2. To be agitated or excited by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ferment — FERMENT. s. m. Terme Dogmatique. Ce qui agite, & divise les parties les plus grossieres d un corps, en sorte qu il vient à se gonfler, & à occuper plus de place. Cela sert de ferment …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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