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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Definitions for zymurgy

  1. the branch of applied chemistry dealing with fermentation, as in winemaking, brewing, the preparation of yeast, etc.

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Citations for zymurgy
He was going to work in a brewery for the summer, attracted by the job's requiring a knowledge of zymurgy ... Geoffrey Wagner, The Asphalt Campus, 1963
Signs of the times can be seen in the entries dropped and added between editions of the stylebook. Gone are Molotov cocktail, women's liberation, monkey wrench, Novocain and zymurgy (a word for fermentation that hasn't been used or abused in decades). William Safire, "On Language: The Way We Live Now," New York Times, November 14, 1999
Origin of zymurgy
1865-1870
Zymurgy can be traced to the Greek term zȳ́mē meaning "leaven." It entered English in the mid-1800s.