ferment
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ferment(
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mehnt
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to undergo fermentation)
a. fermentar
If the temperature falls below a certain level, the beer will stop fermenting.Si la temperatura cae por debajo de un nivel determinado, la cerveza dejará de fermentar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to cause the fermentation of)
a. hacer fermentar
The brewers ferment the beer in huge stainless steel tanks.Los cerveceros hacen fermentar la cerveza en enormes tanques de acero inoxidable.
b. fermentar
The yeast helps ferment the grape juice into alcohol.La levadura ayuda a fermentar el jugo de uva hasta obtener alcohol.
3. (to incite)
a. fomentar
This group of people has joined the party with the sole aim of fermenting discontent.Este grupo de gente se afilió al partido con el único propósito de fomentar el descontento.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (turmoil)
a. la agitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The whole country was in a state of political ferment.El país entero estaba en un estado de agitación política.
b. la conmoción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The announcement of the merger caused ferment on the stock markets.El anuncio de la fusión causó una conmoción en los mercados de valores.
5.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(fermentation agent)
a. el fermento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Fleming and Pasteur did research on ferments, which were also called enzymes.Fleming y Pasteur hicieron investigaciones sobre los fermentos, que también se llamaban enzimas.
6.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(process of fermentation)
a. la fermentación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
More sugar is added to encourage the ferment.Se añade más azúcar para estimular la fermentación.
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ferment
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (commotion)
a. la agitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
in a (state of) fermentagitado(a)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (alcoholic drink)
a. fermentar
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ferment
noun
[ˈfɜːment]
1 (leaven) fermento (m); (process) fermentación (f)
2 (excitement) agitación (f); conmoción (f)
in a (state of) ferment en un estado de agitación; conmocionado
transitive verb
[fəˈment] hacer fermentar; fomentar;
intransitive verb
[fəˈment] fermentar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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