noun, plural: ferments
That which causes fermentation, and may either be organized (or formed) ferment or unorganized (or structureless) ferment.
(2) To set in motion; to excite or agitate.
Ferments (noun) are of two kinds:
Word origin: Latin, fermentare, fermentatum: cf. F. fermenter.
Related forms: fermentable (adjective), ferments (verb: simple present), fermenting (verb: present participle), fermented (verb: simple past and past participle).
Related terms: organized ferment, unorganized ferment.
See also: fermentation.