tending to produce or undergo fermentation.
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
Related formsfer·ment·a·tive·ly, adverbfer·ment·a·tive·ness, nounnon·fer·men·ta·tive, adjectiveun·fer·ment·a·tive, adjective
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Causing or having the ability to cause fermentation.
Relating to or of the nature of fermentation.
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