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ferment

Chemistry
1. any agent or substance, such as a bacterium, mould, yeast, or enzyme, that causes fermentation
2. another word for fermentation

ferment

[¦fər¦ment]
(biochemistry)
An agent that can initiate fermentation and other metabolic processes.
References in classic literature ?
"Because I am a bigger bit of the ferment than you?
Heads began to ferment. A tempest, which was only rumbling in the distance as yet, was floating on the surface of this crowd.
Fermented grape-juice known to the Women's Christian Union as "liquor," sometimes as "rum." Wine, madam, is God's next best gift to man.
During her delirium the idea of Miss Roseberry's identity ferments in her brain, and assumes its present perverted form.
The water you use to ferment the food should be free from contaminants for the best-tasting food possible.
It is of importance to note that the corn has to be ground first into flour and mixed with warm water, then to be left to ferment (for two to three days) into maize dough.
The cool temperature inside the tunnels help the salted shrimp ferment gradually for three months, bringing out a great-tasting sauce rich in minerals, amino acids and other nutrients.
Request for quotations : purchase of ferment direct making deep frozen for the production of low fat curd produced by the method of separation of fermented clot
Chapters -- such as that on making koji (a Japanese fungus used to ferment soybeans that's used in everything from soy sauce to sake)a"a"introduce all relevant vocabulary before discussing how the ferments work, setting the audience up with the information that's essential to producing successful batches.
[1] First to harvest, first to ferment. I know people who hardly eat radishes, but still plant them because they delight in the crops' ability to grow quickly.
In fact, the main differences between red and white wines do not derive as much from the type of grapes used as they do from the different processes by which we ferment the two styles.
RED WINEMAKING: WHITE WINEMAKING: WHOLE GRAPE vs FERMENTATION OF JUICE FERMENTATION ONLY CRUSH DARK- CRUSH GRAPES OF SKINNED GRAPES ANY COLOR ONLY FERMENT WHOLE GRAPES: PRESS TO SEPARATE CLEAR SKINS, SEEDS.