Textual thesaurus for "ferment"

(noun) zymolysis, zymosis, fermentation, fermenting

a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol

(noun) unrest, fermentation, tempestuousness, agitation

a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

the political ferment produced new leadership; social unrest

(verb) work, sour, turn

go sour or spoil

The milk has soured; The wine worked; The cream has turned--we have to throw it out

(verb) work

cause to undergo fermentation

We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content; The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats