verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of ferment
Examples from the Web for fermentable
Historical Examples of fermentable
The organism eats, if one may say so, one part of the fermentable matter.
The last is used to convert starch into maltose, the first is used to convert maltose into fermentable sugar.
From this liquid he could pass to a second or third fermentable liquid composed in the same manner, and so on in succession.
There is a remarkable difference, however, between their fermentable properties.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
The technical name for the fermentable infusion of malted grain.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Word Origin for ferment
early 15c., from Middle French ferment, from Latin fermentum (see ferment (v.)). Figurative sense of "anger, passion" is from 1670s.
late 14c., from Old French fermenter (13c.) and directly from Latin fermentare "to leaven, ferment," from fermentum "substance causing fermentation, leaven," from root of fervere "to boil, seethe" (see brew). Figurative use from 1650s. Related: Fermented; fermenting.