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— as in: ferment grapes
the grapes longer to achieve higher alcohol content.
chemically change by a living agent — much as yeast or bacteria changes sugar to alcohol when making wine
— as in: political party in ferment
produced new leadership.
causing or stirring up excited disagreement — often leading to violence or change
or more rarely: a state of excited disagreement
can reference anything developing in a complex environment.
. . . enhancing vocabulary while reading