how to pronounce ferment


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ferment is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of ferment in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… does this ferment generate hope …”

meanings of ferment


  1. A gentle internal motion of the constituent parts of a fluid; fermentation.
  2. A state of agitation or of turbulent change.
  3. A catalyst.
  4. Something, such as a yeast or barm, that causes fermentation.


  1. To react, using fermentation; especially to produce alcohol by aging or by allowing yeast to act on sugars; to brew.
  2. To stir up, agitate, cause unrest or excitement in.

ferment frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ferment occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ferment can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ferment can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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