fermentescible

adjective fer·men·tes·ci·ble \¦fərmən‧¦tesəbəl\
variants: or

fermentiscible

\-tis-\

Definition of fermentescible

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Origin and Etymology of fermentescible

fermentescible from Latin fermentescere to swell, rise, ferment (from Latin fermentum leaven, yeast + -escere, inchoative verb ending) + -ible; fermentiscible irregular from Latin fermentescere + English -ible — more at barm


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