Fermentative Fer*ment"a*tive, a. [Cf. F. fermentatif.] Causing, or having power to cause, fermentation; produced by fermentation; fermenting; as, a fermentative process. -- {Fer*ment"a*tive*ly}, adv. -- {Fer*ment"a*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • fermentative — fermentatively, adv. fermentativeness n. /feuhr men teuh tiv/, adj. 1. tending to produce or undergo fermentation. 2. pertaining to or of the nature of fermentation. [1655 65; obs. fermentate to cause to ferment ( < L fermentatus; see FERMENT,… …   Universalium

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