- non·fer·men·ta·tion, noun
- pre·fer·men·ta·tion, noun
- self-fer·men·ta·tion, noun
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How to use fermentation in a sentence
On his popular series for the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen video channel, “It’s Alive,” host Brad Leone walks viewers through the process of making foods that involve fermentation or preservation, such as kimchi, pickled onions and kombucha.Bon Appétit takes down a ‘dangerous’ video on canning seafood after experts warn of botulism risk | Emily Heil | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Otherwise, fermentation could proceed too fast, which often leads to loaves without sufficient structure.How to help your dough rise to the occasion in winter | Becky Krystal | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Yeast is then added to trigger fermentation, turning the sugars into alcohol.Craft brewers now have a new tool for sniffing out trace flavor compounds | Jennifer Ouellette | January 14, 2021 | Ars Technica
Creo is turning to an extraction process that uses fermentation.
However, it’s only in the past 50 years that scientists have come to understand fermentation well enough to sustain it at scale.
There is also more nitrogen in his varieties, and this contributes to a quick restart of fermentation after each filtration.
He recently received federal funding to research PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate), a bioplastic made through bacterial fermentation.
Often, the beer undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle, just like Champagne.
Spontaneous fermentation results in a sour quality with vinous notes.
During fermentation after about 15 percent alcohol, yeast starts producing histamines.
It is produced abundantly when vegetable matters are burnt, as also during respiration, fermentation, and many other processes.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry | Thomas Anderson
Attention to this point is of great moment, and materially affects the fermentation.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry | Thomas Anderson
I consider you are at present in a transition period; in a state of fermentation; and no one knows what you are capable of doing.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Here the fruit remained until a slight fermentation took place.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
Wines during fermentation, if improperly managed, will produce acetic acid, which will greatly deteriorate their quality.
British Dictionary definitions for fermentation
a chemical reaction in which a ferment causes an organic molecule to split into simpler substances, esp the anaerobic conversion of sugar to ethyl alcohol by yeast: Also called: ferment Related adjective: zymotic
- fermentative, adjective
- fermentatively, adverb
- fermentativeness, noun
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Scientific definitions for fermentation
The process by which complex organic compounds, such as glucose, are broken down by the action of enzymes into simpler compounds without the use of oxygen. Fermentation results in the production of energy in the form of two ATP molecules, and produces less energy than the aerobic process of cellular respiration. The other end products of fermentation differ depending on the organism. In many bacteria, fungi, protists, and animals cells (notably muscle cells in the body), fermentation produces lactic acid and lactate, carbon dioxide, and water. In yeast and most plant cells, fermentation produces ethyl alcohol, carbon dioxide, and water.
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Cultural definitions for fermentation
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