Translation of ferment in Spanish:


(hacer) fermentar, v.

Pronunciation: /fəˈmɛnt//fərˈmɛnt/

transitive verb

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    Chemistry Cooking
    (hacer) fermentar
    • People in ancient China, India and the Mediterranean region employed biochemistry for making bread with yeast, fermenting beer and wine, and treating diseases with plant and animal extracts.
    • Yeasts have been used for centuries by peoples worldwide to ferment sugar to alcohol; the drug penicillin was found in a mould.
    • It never tastes the same here because in those countries they put the barrels of beetroot on the roof where they freeze in the cold winters and the sugar ferments in the same way as applejack.
    • He ferments a mixture of locally produced milk, cow manure, ashes, and molasses.
    • It is the tiny microorganisms such as yeast and bacteria which do the work, fermenting the sugars present in the fruits into alcohol and acids.
    • When the mulch is compacted too tight, this air flow cannot take place, and as the mulch continues to decompose it becomes extremely hot as the organic matter ferments.
    • Native bacteria ferment natural sugars to lactic acid, a major flavoring and preservative in sauerkraut and in naturally fermented dills.
    • If kept at room temperature, the manure may eventually ferment or decompose, with significant breakdown of the solids.
    • The starch stored in natural plant sugars is harvested and then the sugar is fermented into lactic acid.
    • Half of the wine was fermented in stainless steel, the other in basically neutral oak barrels.
    • Experts disagree whether the yeasts that ferment sourdough bread cultures originate in the grain or the air, but you can be sure there are plenty of them available wherever you live.
    • Yeast ferments the sugars in the malt to alcohol while the hops provide bitter flavour and aroma.
    • It means that the winery itself actually crushed the grapes, fermented the juice and put the wine into bottles.
    • Therefore the distiller must let the skins from white grapes ferment before distilling them.
    • Without lactase, milk and other lactose-rich foods ferment in the intestine, releasing excessive gas.
    • Mixed with water and sugar and flavored with ginger and other herbs, the rice ferments for 20 days to become alcoholic.
    • In the making of white wine, only the pressed juice of the grapes is fermented.
    • It gets all these remarkable qualities from soybeans fermented with a special culture.
    • If fermented fruit on the ground is out of the question, so too is the notion that the fruit could ferment in the stomach of elephants, the study authors say.
    • As soy milk ferments easily, many such products available at supermarkets are loaded with preservatives.
    • But the film has clearly fermented beautifully, showing its age and era in the most delightful ways.
    • The bacteria that live there release hydrogen and carbon dioxide when they ferment the lactose.
    • The mixture is then fermented with sugar, doused with water, covered for 7 days, and turned.
    • What happens is that yeasts ferment the sugar in the grapes into alcohol, producing wine.
    • Otherwise, the sugar will ferment and could cause deadly salmonella poisoning to hummingbirds.
    • When the beer is fully fermented it is transferred to bottles.
    • However, he found that, when he added some of the boiled and presumably useless yeast juice to an active batch, the active yeast juice suddenly showed an increased capacity to ferment glucose.
    • He just didn't see why he should have to subsidise the French wine industry (when a tub of crushed grapes would happily ferment in Spain, or Australia or even Bulgaria).
    • As red wine ferments, grape skins and pulp rise to the top of the tank, creating a ‘cap.’
    • In this case, the beer is fully fermented, then filtered to remove the yeast, then carbonated and stored in a tightly sealed keg, ready for immediate drinking.
    • Because red wines are fermented with the grape skins, tannin levels are far higher in red wines than in white wines.
    • It is a hard, crystalline substance which forms as grapes are fermented into wine.
    • Good bacteria ferment lactose by converting it to lactic acid.
    • If left unattended, juices will ferment into wine.
    • A type of sugar, glucose is manufactured in vast quantities, for example in corn syrup fermented from corn starch.
    • The strained juice ferments into an alcoholic beverage and is taken as a general tonic.
    • The palm juice gradually fermented into a complex and potent brew.
    • When milk ferments, naturally or aided by chemicals in the dairy, the milk changes into a solid fraction and a watery fraction (whey).
    • Still produced in the same way to this very day, grapes are picked and pressed early in the growing season and the free-run juice fermented for ten days.
    • Next, the juice is placed in stainless steel tanks or oak barrels where the wine will ferment following the addition of yeast.
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    (stir up)
    (trouble/unrest) fomentar
    • Apparently an army of anarchists is going to descend on Dublin from all corners of Europe and ferment trouble.
    • I would not want anything to be said in relation to that that would ferment any problems.
    • The problem is, that we can't ferment the democratic revolution ourselves, because most of the democratizers seem to be saying to us, keep your distance.
    • ‘The principal and his henchmen blamed us for fermenting trouble and putting dangerous ideas in the heads of young people,’ he says.
    • Indiscreet activities by public officials are likely to drive ordinary people to ignore the law, thereby fermenting social unrest.
    • The problems this may pose have not been clearly defined and laid out for discussion, partly because they are not well understood but also because nobody wants to be accused of fermenting fear or hate.

intransitive verb

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    (beer/wine) fermentar


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    agitación feminine
    to be in ferment estar agitado / conmocionado
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    fermento masculine
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    fermentado masculine