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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [noun fur-ment; verb fer-ment]
    • /noun ˈfɜr mɛnt; verb fərˈmɛnt/
    • /fɜːˈmentəbl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [noun fur-ment; verb fer-ment]
    • /noun ˈfɜr mɛnt; verb fərˈmɛnt/

Definitions of fermentable word

  • noun fermentable Also called organized ferment. any of a group of living organisms, as yeasts, molds, and certain bacteria, that cause fermentation. 1
  • noun fermentable Also called unorganized ferment. an enzyme. 1
  • abbreviation FERMENTABLE fermentation. 1
  • noun fermentable agitation; unrest; excitement; commotion; tumult: The new painters worked in a creative ferment. The capital lived in a political ferment. 1
  • verb with object fermentable to act upon as a ferment. 1
  • verb with object fermentable to cause to undergo fermentation. 1

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Origin of fermentable

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin fermentum yeast (noun), fermentāre to cause to rise (v.); akin to barm, Latin fervēre to boil

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Parts of speech for Fermentable


fermentable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fermentable usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with fermentable

  • what are fermentable carbohydrates?
  • what is fermentable fiber?
  • what are fermentable sugars?

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