fermentar

fermentar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to cause fermentation)
a. to ferment
El vinicultor nos mostró los toneles de roble donde fermenta el vino.The vintner showed us the oak barrels where he ferments the wine.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to undergo fermentation)
a. to ferment
El mosto se deja fermentar por ocho días para elaborar la cerveza.The wort is allowed to ferment for eight days to produce beer.
3. (to become agitated)
a. to ferment
La policía anti-motines fue llamada cuando el descontento del pueblo comenzó a fermentar.The riot police were summoned when the people's discontent started to ferment.
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fermentar
intransitive verb
1 [+vino, queso, compost] to ferment
una vez introducida la basura orgánica, esta fermenta ayudada por el aire
hacer fermentar to ferment; cause fermentation in
2 [+crisis, violencia] to ferment
el racismo era muy anterior a Raza, se palpa en el aire, fermenta en los estercoleros de la sociedad.
transitive verb
to ferment
estos desfases fermentaron la crisis del sistema de producto en Europa
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