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ferment, ferment, foment
ferment (FUR ment") (verb)
To undergo or to cause the gradual decomposition of an organic compound induced by enzymes, bacteria, yeast, etc.: Nathan wants to ferment hops and barley so he can make some beer at home.
ferment (FUR ment") (noun)
A situation in which there is much excitement and confusion caused by some kind of change: After the opposing political party finally won the election, the town was in a state of ferment.
foment (foh MENT) (verb)
To cause or to try to cause the growth or development of something bad or harmful: To foment or to incite people to plan a revolution without thinking can have very serious consequences!

In order to foment a revolt among the farm hands, the revolutionary forces spread lies which caused a state of ferment among the farmers.

They even went to the local pub and ordered beer which was made when the hops and barley could ferment together.

Word Entries at Get Words: “foment
foment (foh MENT) (verb), foments; fomented, fomenting
1. To stir up or to agitate: Lorna did as much as she could to foment a quarrel between the two politicians at the political rally.
2. To provoke discontent or discord and to cause external fury: The king's enemies fomented a rebellion which resulted in the royal family being expelled from their throne.
To rouse or instigate trouble.
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To create a quarrel.
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To excite or to stir up public revolt.
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To arouse, to instigate, or to inflame discord or antagonism. (3)