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Fermenting meaning

Fermentation is a metabolic process that converts sugar to acids, gases or alcohol. It occurs in yeast and bacteria, and also in oxygen-starved muscle cells, as in the case of lactic acid fermentation. Fermentation is also used more broadly to refer to the bulk growth of microorganisms on a growth medium, often with the goal of producing a specific chemical product. French microbiologist Louis Pasteur is often remembered for his insights into fermentation and its microbial causes. The science of fermentation is known as zymology.


  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ferment
Word: fer·ment
Pronunciation of fermenting: (")f&r-'ment
Function of fermenting: verb
intransitive senses
1 : to undergo fermentation
2 : to be in a state of agitation or intense activity
transitive senses
1 : to cause to undergo fermentation
2 : to work up (as into a state of agitation) : FOMENT
- fer·ment·able /-'men-t&-b&l/ adjective

Synonyms of fermenting

Ferment, Fermentation, Zymolysis, Zymosis,