- tending to produce or undergo fermentation.
- pertaining to or of the nature of fermentation.
Origin of fermentative
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Examples from the Web for fermentative
The souring of milk, the formation of butyric acid, the making of vinegar from cider, are all examples of fermentative changes.
The continued formation of lactic acid kills many of the bacteria and thus weakens the fermentative action.
These are assumed to be effective by fermentative conversion into lactic and acetic acids.The Preparation of Plantation Rubber
The connection between sarcin and fermentative processes is not understood.
Unripe fruits and articles of food liable to fermentative changes should not be indulged in.
- Causing or having the ability to cause fermentation.
- Relating to or of the nature of fermentation.
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