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Ferment (verb active)

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To Fermént. v.a. [fermento, Latin; fermenter, French.] To exalt or rarify by intestine motion of parts.

Ye vig'rous swains! while youth ferments your blood,
And purer spirits swell the sprightly flood,
Now range the hills, the thickest woods beset,
Wind the shrill horn, or spread the waving net.
Pope.

Sources: Pope, Alexander (393)

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