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Definition of ferment:

  1. A gentle internal motion of the constituent parts of a fluid; fermentation.
  2. Intestine motion; heat; tumult; agitation.
  3. That which causes fermentation, as yeast, barm, or fermenting beer.
  4. To be agitated or excited by violent emotions.
  5. To cause ferment of fermentation in; to set in motion; to excite internal emotion in; to heat.
  6. To undergo fermentation; to be in motion, or to be excited into sensible internal motion, as the constituent oarticles of an animal or vegetable fluid; to work; to effervesce.

Synonyms:

knead, operate, acetify, deform, change by reversal, cultivate, unrest, do work, bring, Sturm und Drang, influence, work out, call on, go, act upon, play, become, plow, fermentation, twist, rick, leavening, function, make for, turmoil, excitement, wrick, wreak, simmer, change state, change, zymosis, disturbance, yeast, sour, upheaval, form, peace, figure out, work on, put to work, bubble, fermenting, the, reverse, crop, leaven, make, act, wrench, move around, mould, process, grow, puzzle out, lick, run, catalyst, plough, burn, acidify, mold, exploit, work, boil, sprain, smolder, tempestuousness, solve, acidulate, agitation, zymolysis, forge, turn, hullabaloo, exercise, calm, turn over, shape, flex, release, bend.

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