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Fermentation (wine)

Fermentation (wine)



(1)   A process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
(2)   A state of agitation or turbulent change or development
"The political ferment produced new leadership"
"Social unrest"


  1. Any of many anaerobic biochemical reactions in which an enzyme (or several enzymes produced by a microorganism) catalyses the conversion of one substance into another; especially the conversion (using yeast) of sugars to alcohol or acetic acid with the evolution of carbon dioxide
  2. A state of agitation or excitement; a ferment