What is another word for ferment?

Pronunciation: [fɜːmˈɛnt] (IPA)

Ferment is a term that typically describes a process of chemical change in organic substances, which leads to the production of various products. Synonyms for ferment can range from conventional expressions like brewing, pickling, and souring, to more technical or scientific terms, as in enzyme action, fermentation, and anaerobic respiration. Ferment can also refer to a state of agitation or unrest, whether in the political or social realm, where comparable synonyms contain phrases such as turmoil, upheaval, and revolution. The term ferment can also denote the process of natural digestion or decay, generating synonyms such as putrefaction, decomposition, and decay.

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What are the opposite words for ferment?

Ferment indicates a state of agitation and excitement, but there are several words that denote the opposite of this word. Keeping things calm, placid, and undisturbed are some of the antonyms of ferment. A few of the common antonyms of ferment are stillness, peace, tranquillity, serenity, and harmony. Stillness implies a lack of motion or activity, whereas peace refers to a state of calm and not disturbed by any chaos. Tranquillity denotes a state of calmness and quietness, and serenity indicates a peaceful and undisturbed state of mind. Harmony implies a state of agreement and synchronization, which means that everything is balanced and aligned. All these words represent the opposite of the state of agitation and excitement, which is conveyed by the term 'ferment.

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Usage examples for Ferment

Pineapple Bavarian Cream should be served as soon as possible after making, as the pineapple contains a ferment which softens the gelatine.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book"
Myrtle Reed
The air was heavy with the rich, fruity ferment of the grapes.
"Stories of the Foot-hills"
Margaret Collier Graham
Some obtain the manure and ferment it during August and September, spawning the beds in September and October.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc."
George Francis Atkinson

Famous quotes with Ferment

  • I haven't given up on working... across the aisle on issues and maybe it'll take an election or two for that to fully ferment, maybe it you know sometimes it takes awhile for people to realize what the best path is.
    David Axelrod
  • It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.
    Josh Billings
  • If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger.
    Hubert H. Humphrey
  • I put everything I can into the mulberry of my mind and hope that it is going to ferment and make a decent wine. How that process happens, I'm sorry to tell you I can't describe.
    John Hurt
  • The country is in an extraordinary ferment.
    William Hamilton Maxwell

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