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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fur-men-tey-shuh n]
    • /ˌfɜr mɛnˈteɪ ʃən/
    • /fɜːmenˈteɪʃn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fur-men-tey-shuh n]
    • /ˌfɜr mɛnˈteɪ ʃən/

Definitions of fermentation word

  • noun fermentation the act or process of fermenting. 1
  • noun fermentation a change brought about by a ferment, as yeast enzymes, which convert grape sugar into ethyl alcohol. 1
  • noun fermentation agitation; excitement. 1
  • noun fermentation The chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat. 1
  • noun fermentation food: making acidic 1
  • noun fermentation beer, wine: converting to alcohol 1

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Origin of fermentation

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English fermentacioun < Late Latin fermentātiōn- (stem of fermentātiō), equivalent to Latin fermentāt(us) fermented (see ferment, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

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Parts of speech for Fermentation


fermentation popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fermentation

noun fermentation

  • agitation — If someone is in a state of agitation, they are very worried or upset, and show this in their behaviour, movements, or voice.
  • leavening — a substance, as yeast or baking powder, that causes fermentation and expansion of dough or batter.
  • turbulence — the quality or state of being turbulent; violent disorder or commotion.
  • bubbling — a nearly spherical body of gas contained in a liquid.
  • souring — having an acid taste, resembling that of vinegar, lemon juice, etc.; tart.

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