[ noun ] (chemistry) a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
Used in print(Successful Farming, 59:12...)
( These enzyme preparations appear on today 's feed tags as fermentation extracts of Bacillus_subtilis , Apergillus_orzae , Niger , and Flavus . )
[ noun ] a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
: "the political ferment produced a new leadership" "social unrest"
Used in print(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)
economic security and cultural opportunities , incisive idioms , social fermentations for a new national ideology - a sympathetic public and a large body of performers especially trained to fulfill his purpose .