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Synonyms for fermentation

a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances

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Sour bread -- This is due to lactic or butyric fermentation, caused by lack of cleanliness or too many bacteria in yeast which had a chance to grow by letting the bread stand too long after the yeast ceased to work.
Salt is added near the end of the mixing to check any lactic or butyric fermentations that may occur.