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Translation of ferment in Spanish:

transitive verb

American English: /fərˈmɛnt/
British English: /fəˈmɛnt/
  • 1 (Chemistry, Cookery)
    Example sentences
    • Without lactase, milk and other lactose-rich foods ferment in the intestine, releasing excessive gas.
    • Next, the juice is placed in stainless steel tanks or oak barrels where the wine will ferment following the addition of yeast.
    • When milk ferments, naturally or aided by chemicals in the dairy, the milk changes into a solid fraction and a watery fraction (whey).
    Example sentences
    • People in ancient China, India and the Mediterranean region employed biochemistry for making bread with yeast, fermenting beer and wine, and treating diseases with plant and animal extracts.
    • The starch stored in natural plant sugars is harvested and then the sugar is fermented into lactic acid.
    • In this case, the beer is fully fermented, then filtered to remove the yeast, then carbonated and stored in a tightly sealed keg, ready for immediate drinking.
  • 2 (stir up)
    Example sentences
    • I would not want anything to be said in relation to that that would ferment any problems.
    • The problem is, that we can't ferment the democratic revolution ourselves, because most of the democratizers seem to be saying to us, keep your distance.
    • ‘The principal and his henchmen blamed us for fermenting trouble and putting dangerous ideas in the heads of young people,’ he says.

intransitive verb

American English: /fərˈmɛnt/
British English: /fəˈmɛnt/


American English: /ˈfərˌmənt/
British English: /ˈfəːmɛnt/
  • 1 uncountable (turmoil) to be in ferment
    estar agitado or conmocionado
    Example sentences
    • That suggests greater ferment - and more excitement - in Singapore's arts scene.
    • Hollenstein's education also went on outside the studio classroom, for Munich was a major site of artistic ferment in the first decade of the twentieth century.
    • There is still the sense of scientific, political and religious ferment, although Pears is a much more literary writer.
  • 2 2.1 uncountable or countable (substance)
    Example sentences
    • They have a slightly gamy flavour, due to the enzymes or ferments from the gut.
    • In my opinion, the albuminous materials were never the ferments, but the nutrients of the ferment.
    • The recent literature on ferments seemed to indicate that enzymes were a more likely candidate.
    2.2 uncountable (process)
    fermentado (masculine)
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