agitation, ferment, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest(noun)
a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
"the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"
zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting, ferment(noun)
a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
The process of undergoing an effervescent change, as by the action of yeast; in a wider sense (Physiol. Chem.), the transformation of an organic substance into new compounds by the action of a ferment, whether in the form of living organisms or enzymes. It differs in kind according to the nature of the ferment which causes it. In industrial microbiology fermentation usually refers to the production of chemical substances by use of microorganisms.
Origin: [Cf. F. fermentation.]
Any of many anaerobic biochemical reactions in which an enzyme (or several enzymes produced by a microorganism) catalyses the conversion of one substance into another; especially the conversion (using yeast) of sugars to alcohol or acetic acid with the evolution of carbon dioxide
A state of agitation or excitement; a ferment
the process of undergoing an effervescent change, as by the action of yeast; in a wider sense (Physiol. Chem.), the transformation of an organic substance into new compounds by the action of a ferment, either formed or unorganized. It differs in kind according to the nature of the ferment which causes it
a state of agitation or excitement, as of the intellect or the feelings
Origin: [Cf. F. fermentation.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Anaerobic degradation of GLUCOSE or other organic nutrients to gain energy in the form of ATP. End products vary depending on organisms, substrates, and enzymatic pathways. Common fermentation products include ETHANOL and LACTIC ACID.
The process of chemical change that converts sugar to an acid, gas or alcohol.
Fermentation is used for preservation such as pickled cucumbers, kimchi and yogurt, as well as for producing alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer.
The numerical value of fermentation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of fermentation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Unquiet souls. In the dark fermentation of earth, in the never idle workshop of nature, in the eternal movement, yea shall find yourselves again.
In the production of whisky less than ten percent of what comes out in the distillery is actually the primary product, the bulk of the remainder are these unwanted residues - pot ale and barley. What we can do is combine these two together, create a brand new raw material, apply a different fermentation technology and convert the residual good material in here into high-value products and in particular this - biobutanol, which is an advanced biofuel which is an exact replacement for petrol or diesel.
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- fermentacióCatalan, Valencian
- gæring, fermenteringDanish
- Gärung, FermentationGerman
- käyminen, käymistilaFinnish
- превирање, вриење, ферментацијаMacedonian
- fermentatie, gistingDutch
- fermentație, fermentareRomanian
- волнение, возбуждение, ферментация, брожениеRussian
- jäsning, fermenteringSwedish
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