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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  of  fermentation  in  to  set  in  motion;  to 
  excite  internal  emotion  in  to  heat. 
 
  Ye  vigorous  swains!  while  youth  ferments  your  blood. 
  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fermenting 
  n  :  a  process  in  which  an  agent  causes  an  organic  substance  to 
  break  down  into  simpler  substances;  especially,  the 
  anaerobic  breakdown  of  sugar  into  alcohol  [syn:  {zymosis}, 
  {zymolysis},  {fermentation},  {ferment}] 




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