- [noun] a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
Synonyms: zymosis, zymolysis, fermenting, ferment
- [noun] a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced a new leadership"; "social unrest"
Synonyms: agitation, ferment, unrest
- [noun] a chemical phenomenon in which an organic molecule splits into simpler substances