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Word: ferment

Definition: agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)


Sentences Containing 'ferment'

All the village and all who heard of it were amazed at the affair; I was aghast, Anselmo thunderstruck, her father full of grief, her relations indignant, the authorities all in a ferment, the officers of the Brotherhood in arms.
Because tepache is only allowed to ferment for a couple of days, it does not have a high quantity of alcohol.
But with the success the club had been enjoying, together with the increased crowds at their Memorial Grounds venue, he relented, and was quoted as saying ""It may be necessary to introduce a little ferment of professional experience to leaven the heavy lump."" New signings came thick and fast and included the controversial capture of goalkeeper Tommy Moore from arch-rivals Millwall.
English Cavendish uses a dark flue or fire cured Virginia (DEC), which is steamed and then stored under pressure to permit it to cure and ferment for several days or weeks.
For growth and multiplication, food is necessary, and this the tiny plants get in abundance from the fruit juices; they feed upon the sugary matter and as they feed, they ferment it, changing it into carbon dioxide and alcohol.
He joined the school at a particularly important ferment: while the university had abandoned its social democratic and Fabian roots, its professors and students were heavily influenced by a liberal reformism which, in the words of one commentator, was “a widely shared belief that the irrationality of war and suffering could be eliminated by the judicious application of humane rationality specifically manifested in the form of a generous and intelligent welfare state.” Reflecting upon his time as the LSE Porter notes that he was most animated by “a concern for ethical principles in social life.” In 1949 he graduated and, after a twelve-year hiatus, returned to Canada.
Heat from fire or steam is applied, and the tobacco is allowed to ferment.
It does not ferment sucrose or lactose, using glucose in this pathway instead; glucose fermentation creates gas.
Many of these people had turned to revivalist faiths such as the Methodists and the Baptists, and most found spiritual homes within those groups, or others deriving from the ferment started by the Great Awakenings.
Originally corn was used as the base of the drink but today, tepache is generally made with pineapple rinds, which ferment to produce a tart and refreshing drink.
Prabharaka: "Ferment In Manipur" Frontline, January 7-20, 1989, p.38) is used as the Link Language in Southern Manipur's lone FM Station (AIR Churachandpur/Lamka).
President Roberto Suazo Córdova assumed office at a time of extreme political ferment in Central America.
Some of these exceptions include a distinguishable variation in pigment production, the bacteria’s ability to ferment selected sugars, and Voges-Proskauer assay results.
The American Enlightenment is a period of intellectual ferment in the thirteen American colonies in the period 1714–1818, which led to the American Revolution, American Independence, the creation of the American Republic under the United States Constitution of 1787, the Bill of Rights in 1790, the development of Federal and State laws and institutions protection but the liberties defined in the constitution over the next three decades, and the War of 1812 or "Second War of Independence".
The ferment then subsided for a time, but the disciples of Theodore, repulsed in the West, pushed their way from Eastern Syria to Persia.
The stray yeast plants which get into the sirup are relatively few, and hence fermentation is slow; it requires several weeks for currant wine to ferment, and several months for the juice of grapes to be converted into wine.
There was enough political ferment in Wellington to satisfy even Wakefield.
Upon this the tiny yeast plants in the dough feed, and, as in the case of the wines, ferment the sugar, producing carbon dioxide and alcohol.
When you see the must ferment in the vat, remember that just so in my heart the longing for you is gushing and flowing and bubbling.

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