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zymurgy

Syllabification: zy·mur·gy
Pronunciation: /ˈzīˌmərjē
 
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Definition of zymurgy in English:

noun

The study or practice of fermentation in brewing, winemaking, or distilling.
Example sentences
  • The process of brewing coffee, I discovered, was a good way to relate the brewing process to people who do not understand zymurgy, the technical term for making beer.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek zumē 'leaven', on the pattern of metallurgy.

Words that rhyme with zymurgy

dramaturgy

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