To better see all uses of the word
ferment
in
The Time Machine
please enable javascript.

ferment
Used In
The Time Machine
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

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.

  • There are no more uses of "ferment" identified with this meaning in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • We ferment the grapes longer to achieve higher alcohol content.
  • Islam is fermenting Africa

  • Go to more samples

To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
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
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading