[ fer-men-tuh-tiv ]

  1. tending to produce or undergo fermentation.

  2. pertaining to or of the nature of fermentation.

Origin of fermentative

1655–65; obsolete fermentate to cause to ferment (<Latin fermentātus;see ferment, -ate1) + -ive

Other words from fermentative

  • fer·ment·a·tive·ly, adverb
  • fer·ment·a·tive·ness, noun
  • non·fer·men·ta·tive, adjective
  • un·fer·ment·a·tive, adjective

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