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- 1. agitation, ferment, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest, turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Drang
- usage: a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"
- 2. zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting, ferment, chemical process, chemical change, chemical action
- usage: a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
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See also: fermentation (Dictionary)