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as in: ferment grapes Define
chemically change by a living agent -- much as yeast or bacteria changes sugar to alcohol when making wine
  • Decaying vegetation may occasionally smoulder with the heat of its fermentation, but this rarely results in flame.

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  • We ferment the grapes longer to achieve higher alcohol content.
  • Islam is fermenting Africa

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as in: ferment grapes Define
chemically change by a living agent -- much as yeast or bacteria changes sugar to alcohol when making wine
as in: political party in ferment Define
causing or stirring up excited disagreement -- often leading to violence or change or more rarely: a state of excited disagreement
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