What does the word fermentation mean?

Usage examples for fermentation

  1. This fermentation may, perhaps, take some exhilarating effect upon the natives' weak heads. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  2. If what is known as " head yeast" be allowed to ferment too far- as is often the case- it will sour the stock yeast; or if the fermentation be too feeble, the result in either case will be unhealthy bread. – Breakfast Dainties by Thomas J. Murrey
  3. This in the first instance goes through a kind of fermentation, and, like the basis of soup at the modern hotels, forms, as it were, the stock from which all the varieties in flavor and appearance are produced by special treatment and flavoring. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings

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