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fer|ment|a|ble «fuhr MEHN tuh buhl», adjective.
that can be fermented: »

The first step in brewing beer is “malting,” a procedure which partly converts barley starch into fermentable sugar (Scientific American).


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  • con·fer·ment — /kənˈfɚmənt/ noun [noncount] formal : the act of giving something (such as a degree, award, title, or right) to someone : the act of conferring something the conferment of degrees/privileges …   Useful english dictionary

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