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Fermenting

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.

Meanings

  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,

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