Hypertext Webster Gateway: "fermenting"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Ferment \Fer*ment"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fermented}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Fermenting}.] [L. fermentare, fermentatum: cf. F.
fermenter. See {Ferment}, n.]
To cause ferment of fermentation in; to set in motion; to
excite internal emotion in; to heat.

Ye vigorous swains! while youth ferments your blood.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to
break down into simpler substances; especially, the
anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol [syn: {zymosis},
{zymolysis}, {fermentation}, {ferment}]

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