What does the word foment mean?

Usage examples for foment

  1. " 'This Aaron Green who prounces thus on Yellow City, intendin' to foment litigations an' go ropin' 'round for fees, is plenty young; but he's that grave an' dignified that owls is hilarious to him. – Wolfville Nights by Alfred Lewis
  2. Of course they are, and any one who has read the Socialist papers and publications, even to a very limited degree, may easily see that these alleged " moderates" appear such only in contrast with the more rabid " Red" rebels of the Left; and that the one object of Right and Left alike is to stir up discontent and foment hatred of class against class precisely in order that a rebellion may some day break out. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  3. She has a vixenish temper at times; is always on the alert for fancied slights; is by no means cleanly, unless under duress; and does not hesitate to foment subjects of quarrel. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield