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fer·men·ta·tion

fermentation

 
pronunciation:
fuhr men teI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the chemical change of a sugar into alcohol. Fermentation produces gas bubbles.
It is fermentation that changes grape juice into wine.
definition 2: excitement, upset, or unrest; ferment.
The country was in a state of fermentation before the revolution.
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