Synonyms for ferment

Synonyms for (noun) ferment

Synonyms: zymolysis, zymosis, ferment, fermentation, fermenting

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

Similar words: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process

Definition: (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved


Synonyms: unrest, ferment, fermentation, tempestuousness, agitation

Definition: a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

Usage: the political ferment produced new leadership; social unrest

Similar words: Sturm und Drang, turbulence, upheaval

Definition: a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

Usage: the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence


Synonyms: ferment

Definition: a substance capable of bringing about fermentation

Similar words: substance

Definition: a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

Usage: shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man

Synonyms for (verb) ferment

Synonyms: ferment, work, sour, turn

Definition: go sour or spoil

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

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: ferment, work

Definition: cause to undergo fermentation

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

Similar words: convert

Definition: change the nature, purpose, or function of something

Usage: convert lead into gold; convert hotels into jails; convert slaves to laborers


Synonyms: ferment

Definition: work up into agitation or excitement

Usage: Islam is fermenting Africa

Similar words: inflame, ignite, heat, stir up, wake, fire up

Definition: arouse or excite feelings and passions

Usage: The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor; The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world; Wake old feelings of hatred


Synonyms: ferment

Definition: be in an agitated or excited state

Usage: The Middle East is fermenting; Her mind ferments

Similar words: seethe, boil

Definition: be in an agitated emotional state

Usage: The customer was seething with anger