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Word: fermentation

Definition: chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation


Sentences Containing 'fermentation'

The fermentation which occurs in bread making is similar to that which is responsible for the transformation of plant juices into intoxicating drinks.
Although alcoholic fermentation, and the fermentation which goes on in raising dough, were known and utilized for many years, the cause of the phenomenon was a sealed book until the nineteenth century.
The result of the fermentation is a light, spongy loaf.
Under the favorable conditions of abundant moisture, heat, and food, they grow and multiply rapidly, and cause the phenomenon of fermentation.
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.
While in the cake they are as lifeless as the seed; when placed in dough, or fruit juice, or grain water, they grow and multiply and cause fermentation.
Decaying vegetation may occasionally smoulder with the heat of its fermentation, but this rarely results in flame.

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