Fermentation

Definition of Fermentation

Fer`men`ta´tion   Pronunciation: fẽr`mĕn`tā´shŭn
n.1.(Physiol. Chem.) The process of undergoing an effervescent change, as by the action of yeast;
2.A state of agitation or excitement, as of the intellect or the feelings.
It puts the soul to fermentation and activity.
- Jer. Taylor.
A univesal fermentation of human thought and faith.
- C. Kingsley.
Acetous fermentation
a form of oxidation in which alcohol is converted into vinegar or acetic acid by the agency of a specific fungus (Mycoderma aceti) or series of enzymes. The process involves two distinct reactions, in which the oxygen of the air is essential. An intermediate product, acetaldehyde, is formed in the first process.

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