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fermentative

[ fer-men-tuh-tiv ]
/ fərˈmɛn tə tɪv /
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adjective

tending to produce or undergo fermentation.
pertaining to or of the nature of fermentation.

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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, adverbfer·ment·a·tive·ness, nounnon·fer·men·ta·tive, adjectiveun·fer·ment·a·tive, adjective
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Medical definitions for fermentative

fermentative
[ fər-mĕntə-tĭv ]

adj.

Causing or having the ability to cause fermentation.
Relating to or of the nature of fermentation.
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