As nouns the difference between ferment and ngapi
is that ferment
is something, such as a yeast or barm, that causes fermentation while ngapi
is a pungent paste made from fermented fish or shrimp in burmese cuisine.
As a verb ferment
is to react, using fermentation; especially to produce alcohol by aging or by allowing yeast to act on sugars; to brew.
To react, using fermentation; especially to produce alcohol by aging or by allowing yeast to act on sugars; to brew.
To stir up, agitate, cause unrest or excitement in.
* Alexander Pope
- Ye vigorous swains! while youth ferments your blood.
Something, such as a yeast or barm, that causes fermentation.
A state of agitation or of turbulent change.
- Subdue and cool the ferment of desire.
A gentle internal motion of the constituent parts of a fluid; fermentation.
- The nation is in a ferment .
- Down to the lowest lees the ferment ran.
; state of agitation
* 1919, , Duckworth, hardback edition, page 104
*: Clad in a Persian-Renaissance gown and a widow's tiara of white batiste, Mrs Thoroughfare, in all the ferment of a Marriage-Christening , left her chamber on vapoury autumn day and descending a few stairs, and climbing a few others, knocked a trifle brusquely at her son's wife's door.
A pungent paste made from fermented fish or shrimp in Burmese cuisine.