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
  3. At present there is a much greater quantity of sulphur and salts on the top of Vesuvius than on that of Etna; but this circumstance varies according to the degree of fermentation within; and our guide assured me, he had seen greater quantities on Etna at other times. – Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos by William Hamilton