What does the word fermentation mean?

Usage examples for fermentation

  1. Treatment should be prompt, as in many cases fermentation of the contents of the stomach occurs and gases form rapidly. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  2. As an habitual drink, if sweet, it is apt to provoke acid fermentation with a gouty subject, and to develop rheumatism. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie