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transitive verb\ˈfō-ˌment, fō-ˈ\
Definition of FOMENT
: to promote the growth or development of :rouse, incite<foment a rebellion>
Examples of FOMENT
He was accused of fomenting violence.
<John Adams's wife, Abigail, told him that if women were not remembered by the new American government, they would “foment a Rebellion and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice or Representation”.>
Origin of FOMENT
Middle English, to apply a warm substance to, from Late Latin fomentare, from Latin fomentum compress, from fovēre to heat, soothe; akin to Lithuanian degti to burn, Sanskrit dahati it burns