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Ferment vs. Foment

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Fermentverb

To react, using fermentation; especially to produce alcohol by aging or by allowing yeast to act on sugars; to brew.

Fomentverb

To incite or cause troublesome acts; to encourage; to instigate.

‘He was arrested for fomenting a riot; after all, it's bad enough being in a riot but starting one is much worse.’; ‘Foreign governments have tried to foment unrest.’;

Fermentverb

To stir up, agitate, cause unrest or excitement in.

Fomentverb

(medicine) To apply a poultice to; to bathe with a cloth or sponge.

Fermentnoun

Something, such as a yeast or barm, that causes fermentation.

Fomentnoun

Fomentation.

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Fermentnoun

A state of agitation or of turbulent change.

Fomentverb

To apply a warm lotion to; to bathe with a cloth or sponge wet with warm water or medicated liquid.

Fermentnoun

A gentle internal motion of the constituent parts of a fluid; fermentation.

Fomentverb

To cherish with heat; to foster.

‘Which these soft fires . . . foment and warm.’;

Fermentnoun

A catalyst.

Fomentverb

To nurse to life or activity; to cherish and promote by excitements; to encourage; to abet; to instigate; - used often in a bad sense; as, to foment ill humors.

‘But quench the choler you foment in vain.’; ‘Exciting and fomenting a religious rebellion.’;

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Fermentnoun

That which causes fermentation, as yeast, barm, or fermenting beer.

Fomentnoun

Fomentation.

Fermentnoun

Intestine motion; heat; tumult; agitation.

‘Subdue and cool the ferment of desire.’; ‘the nation is in a ferment.’;

Fomentnoun

State of excitation; - perh. confused with ferment.

‘He came in no conciliatory mood, and the foment was kept up.’;

Fermentnoun

A gentle internal motion of the constituent parts of a fluid; fermentation.

‘Down to the lowest lees the ferment ran.’;

Fomentverb

try to stir up public opinion

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Fermentverb

To cause ferment or fermentation in; to set in motion; to excite internal emotion in; to heat.

‘Ye vigorous swains! while youth ferments your blood.’;

Fomentverb

bathe with warm water or medicated lotions;

‘His legs should be fomented’;

Fermentverb

To undergo fermentation; to be in motion, or to be excited into sensible internal motion, as the constituent particles of an animal or vegetable fluid; to work; to effervesce.

Fermentverb

To be agitated or excited by violent emotions.

‘But finding no redress, ferment and rage.’; ‘The intellect of the age was a fermenting intellect.’;

Fermentnoun

a state of agitation or turbulent change or development;

‘the political ferment produced a new leadership’; ‘social unrest’;

Fermentnoun

a substance capable of bringing about fermentation

Fermentnoun

a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol

Fermentnoun

a chemical phenomenon in which an organic molecule splits into simpler substances

Fermentverb

be in an agitated or excited state;

‘The Middle East is fermenting’; ‘Her mind ferments’;

Fermentverb

work up into agitation or excitement;

‘Islam is fermenting Africa’;

Fermentverb

cause to undergo fermentation;

‘We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content’; ‘The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats’;

Fermentverb

go sour or spoil;

‘The milk has soured’; ‘The wine worked’; ‘The cream has turned--we have to throw it out’;

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