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1. ablāciǒun n.

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Med. and surg. (a) Removal, amputation; ablacioun of blod, bloodletting; also, removal (of the cause of a disease); (b) loss of function (in a part of the body).

2. ablūciǒun n.

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Alch. and pharm. The process by which oil or other substances, after being reduced to liquid form, are cleansed of impurities. [An emulsion is formed with hot water; this is allowed to separate, and…

3. absō̆lūciǒun n.

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(a) Forgiveness of sin as pronounced by a priest or by authority of the Church, remission; esp., the sacrament of penance; (b) a document granting remission of sins, an indulgence; (c) the act of…

4. āǧent n.

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Alch. A force capable of acting upon matter, an active principle; principal agent, the chief or primary acting force.

5. albificāciǒun n.

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Alch. Whitening.

6. albificāten v.

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Alch. To whiten, as by the addition of arsenic or antimony.

7. albificātīve adj.

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Alch. Having the power to whiten.

8. alteraciǒun n.

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Phil., physiol., med., alch.: (a) Change, transformation, transmutation; (b) change for the worse, deterioration; evel alteracioun; ill effect or result; (c) change for the better, amelioration…

9. alterāten v.

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Phil., physiol., med., alch.: (a) To change, modify, transform; alteraten to (sth.); (b) to change for the worse; affect adversely; deteriorate; (c) to change for the better; affect beneficially…

10. alteren v.

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Phil., physiol., med., alch., astrol. (a) To change, modify, transform; alteren to (sth.); (b) to change for the worse; affect adversely; deteriorate; (c) to change for the better; affect…

11. altificāciǒun n.

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Alch. Vaporization, distillation.

12. animāl adj.

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Physiol. Pertaining to that 'faculty' of man, seated in the brain and the nervous system, which 'animates', i.e. produces and controls movement, perception, and thought; vertu or spirit animal.

13. antimōnie n.

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Med. & alch. Antimony.

14. ap(p)etīt n.

Additional spellings: appetit
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Physiol. & psych. An inherent urge or drive attributed to the various organs of the body (such as the genitals, the stomach, the senses), to the mental 'faculties', or to the organism as a whole…

15. arsenī̆k n.

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(a) Med. Arsenic or some of its compounds; prob., a special form of orpiment (arsenic trisulphide) distinguished from the latter by physical properties; (b) arsenik citrinum, orpiment; arsenik rubeum

16. ascenden v.

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(a) To move or proceed upward; ascend, climb, mount, soar; ascenden up(ward); board (a ship); light (upon sb.); (b) to ascend (a hill); rise to (the heavens); also, lift up, raise [quot. a1450]…

17. ascending ger.

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(a) Act of moving or climbing upward; ascending up; (b) upward direction; (c) progress.

18. ascensiǒun n.

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(a) The ascent of Christ to heaven; the Ascension; ascensioun dai, dai of ascensioun; (b) the feast day [forty days after Easter] commemorating the Ascension; ascensioun dai, ascensioun eve(n, the…

19. asshe n.(2)

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(a) Ashes of combustible materials; brennen to asshe; turnen to asshe; (b) ashes as used in medicaments, for making lye, etc.; (c) hot ashes or coals, as for baking.

20. auripigment n.

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(a) A sulphide of arsenic, orpiment; esp., the trisulphide of arsenic, yellow orpiment [used in med. and alch., and regarded as a precious stone]; (b) disulphide of arsenic, red orpiment, realgar.

21. azoc, azogo n.

Additional spellings: azogo
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Alch. Mercury, quicksilver.

22. bain n.

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(a) Bathing, or water prepared for bathing; maken a bain, prepare a bath; (b) a place for bathing, such as a bath chamber or public bath; (c) alch. a water bath for heating substances.

23. balne, -nie n.

Additional spellings: balnie
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Alch. A water bath kept at less than boiling temperature; balne of Marie.

24. baptēme, -esme, -isme, -īme n.

Additional spellings: baptesme, baptisme, baptime
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The act, ceremony, or sacrament of baptism; the fact of being baptized; also fig.; bapteme water, water of bapteme, water used in baptism; ben hight in bapteme, be given a Christian name; name of

25. bās(e n.

Additional spellings: base
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(a) The foundation or base (of a building or some other structure); bas ston, the ground course of stone; bas pece, ?the landing (of the stairs); (b) the base (of a pillar), the pedestal (of a statue…

26. basilisk n.

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(a) A fabulous serpent whose glance kills, basilisk; (b) alch. the name of a certain substance that transmutes or 'slays' matter, elixir.

27. bath n.

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(a) The action of taking a bath; an instance of such action, a bath; (b) the water, usually heated, in which one bathes, or a quantity of such water; maken bath, prepare a bath; bath water.

28. blā̆k n.

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(a) The color black, a black or dark color; (b) her. sable; (c) (the) broun and (the) blak, persons of all kinds, everyone.

29. blā̆knes(se n.

Additional spellings: blaknesse
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(a) Black or dark color, blackness; swarthiness; (b) fig. foulness, wickedness; (c) alch. the blackness characteristic of the putrefaction of metals; the initial putrefactive stage in transmutation.

30. bleu n.

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(a) Blue or blue-purple color; faded bleu, pale or dull blue; orient bleu, bright blue; sad bleu, deep blue; (b) as a symbol of stability and constancy.

31. blọ̄d n.(1)

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(a) Blood; drauen blod, to draw blood; leten blod, sheden blod, spillen blod, shed blood; cause bloodshed, take life; as red as blod; (b) leten blod, to bleed (a person), phlebotomize; fig. to wound…

32. bō̆dī n.

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(a) The whole physical frame of a living being; physique, body; bodi-lich, body [cp. līch body]; assaien bodi, test (one's) physique or physical prowess; (b) build, stature, figure; (c) bodi and

33. bōras n.

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Name given to several minerals; prob. borax, malachite, sodium carbonate, verdigris, and possibly others: (a) an ingredient in preparations for soldering metals and for fastening gold leaf; also, a…

34. brēd n.(1)

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(a) Bread as a staple food; any food baked from dough or paste, such as leavened or unleavened bread, rolls, biscuit, cake, and pastry; (b) bred and water (milk), the diet of fasting or penance; (c) c

35. brid n.

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(a) A bird of any kind; briddes and bestes; (b) brid of prai, a bird of prey; brid of gentris, a noble bird; brid of plesaunce, a bird used in the sport of hunting; feld brid, wild fowl; (c) a bird as…

36. brim-stōn n.

Additional spellings: brimston
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(a) The mineral sulphur; (b) quik brim-ston, native or virgin sulphur; ded brim-ston, sulphur which has been rendered inert; poudre of brim-ston, flowers of sulphur; brim-ston water, water containing…

37. brọ̄ther n.

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(a) A brother or half-brother by blood relationship; (b) pl. brothers; (c) brotheres doughter (sone, wif), a brother's daughter (son, wife); brotheres love, love for (one's) brother; brotheres slaier

38. calcināciǒun n.

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Alch. The process of reducing a substance to powder, or the like, by heating it; naturel calcinacioun, treu calcinacioun, changing the nature of a substance by heating.

39. calcināt ppl.

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Alch. Reduced by calcination, calcined.

40. calcīnen v.

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Alch. & med. (a) To reduce (sth.) to powder by heating; (b) to change the nature of (sth.) by heating in a certain way.

41. calcīning ger.

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Alch. The process of calcination.

42. cibāciōn n.

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Alch. 'Feeding' the 'matter' with fresh material [the seventh process].

43. cimenting ger.

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Alch. Combining or cementation (of ingredients).

44. circūlāciǒun n.

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Alch. The operation or process of changing the 'body' (by heating or cooling) from one 'element' into another, or an instance of it; craft of circulacioun; vessel of circulacioun, stillatory, still.

45. circūlāt ppl.

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Alch. Changed by continuous distillation in a closed vessel [cp. circulacioun].

46. citrināciǒun n.

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Alch. Of metal: the process of turning yellow (the final stage in transmutation).

47. cocatrīce n.

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(a) The basilisk [see the *Trev.Barth. quots. for the folklore of this 'serpent']; (b) confused with the crocodile; (c) alch. see quot.

48. cōēquāciǒun n.

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Alch. Matching.

49. conǧelāciǒun n.

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(a) Freezing; chilling; (b) clotting or thickening (of blood, humors, etc.); (c) alch. combining (of different things).

50. conǧēlen v.

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(a) Of water: to solidify in low temperature, freeze; congelen to cristal, congelen hard, turn into ice, freeze; fig. congeled as frost, rigid, lifeless; (b) to freeze (sth.); congelen to hail.

51. conǧēling ger.

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(a) Coagulation; (b) alch. combining.

52. conservāciǒun n.

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(a) Maintenance in good condition, conservation; preservation from damage; (b) alch. fir of conservacioun.

53. corporāl adj.

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(a) Of the human body; bodily, physical; corporal oth, an oath ratified by touching a sacred object; (b) material, physical; (c) alch. embodied.

54. cō̆rs n.

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(a) A dead body, corpse; ded cors; dedman cors; (b) cors present, a customary gift to the clergy from the estate of a deceased parishioner, a mortuary.

55. crosselet n.(2)

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Alch. A crucible.

56. croue n.

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(a) The carrion crow (Corvus corone); also, the rook (Corvus frugilegus); (b) the raven (Corvus corax).

57. crū̆cifīen v.

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(a) To crucify (sb.); (b) Crist crucified, Christ on the cross; also, a crucifix;(c) ?to fasten (crabs) to stakes.

58. cucurbit(e n.

Additional spellings: cucurbite
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(a) A gourd; esp., the fruit of Lagenaria vulgaris; also, the gourd-bearing plant; (b) some kind of bird; (c) alch. a gourd-shaped vessel for distillation.

59. dēcocten v.

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(a) To boil (sth.); also fig.; decoct, ppl. as adj.: boiled; maken decoct, boil (sth.); (b) ?alch. to produce (mercury) by heating.

60. dēgrẹ̄ n.

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(a) An elevated place, a step, platform, tier; a step in a flight of stairs; a tier of seats; a rung of a ladder; song of degres, one of the fifteen gradual Psalms; (b) bi degres, by steps or stairs…

61. dē̆scenden v.

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Of downward motion in space: (a) of rain: to fall; descenden doun fro (heaven); of a stream: flow down (from); of light, heat, lightning: stream down, descend; of an object: fall down, descend; from

62. dē̆scensiǒun n.

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(a) Downward flow; (b) alch. condensation of vapors; (c) astron. decline in influence, position of declining influence in the zodiac; (d) abasement; (e) mus. lowering of pitch; (f) genealogial

63. descensōrie n.

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Alch. A retort for distillation by condensation (descent).

64. dē̆siccāciǒun n.

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(a) Med. Drying out, as by draining or treatment with a desiccative; (b) alch. removal of moisture by the application of heat, desiccation.

65. dēsponsāciọ̄n n.

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(a) Betrothal; (b) alch. union.

66. dēsponsāten v.

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Alch. To combine or fuse (elements).

67. dēth n.

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Loss of life; dying, death as an event; deth of the bodi, deth of lif; dout (dred) of deth, fear of dying; paien the dette of deth, to die as man must die; dethes cares, throes of death.

68. dīadē̆me n.

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(a) A monarch's crown or diadem; (b) a crown-like headdress; the papal tiara; (c) a crown or wreath awarded for virtue or victory.

69. dīetārīe n.

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(a) A prescribed course of diet; also, a treatise prescribing a course of diet; (b) alch. a prescribed method for regulating the growth of the dry matter.

70. dīē̆ten v.

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(a) To regulate the diet of (oneself, another) for purposes of health; dieten with, feed (sb.) with (a certain food); (b) alch. to regulate the growth of (the 'body' of dry matter) by adding or…

71. diǧerent adj.

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Alch. Causing transformation.

72. dīǧester n.

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Alch. Something that causes or aids transformation.

73. dīǧestiǒun n.

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(a) The digestion of food and drink; first digestioun, the digestive process carried on principally in the stomach and intestines; (b) the capacity for digesting food or drink; (c) digestibleness; of

74. diptātīve adj.

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Alch. Consisting of two contrary parts; bipartite.

75. distillen v.

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(a) To flow or fall in drops; trickle, drop; distillen fro(m, distillen out of, distillen of, distillen doun, distillen into, distillen on, distillen to; (b) to shed drops; distillen on; (c) refl.

76. dī̆vident n.

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(a) Act of dividing, division; (b) that which serves as a barrier; (c) alch. a component to be separated; (d) law an indenture specifying the share owed to the king.

77. dī̆visiǒun n.(1)

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(a) The act or processes of splitting or breaking up; branching (of arteries, streams); (b) separability, divisibility; (c) math. the process of dividing numbers, division; (d) hunt. the ceremonious…

78. dragǒun n.

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(a) A dragon; (b) dragoun hame, dragon covering, dragon disguise; dragoun hole, a dragon's lair; dragoun blod, dragoun eiren; (c) fig. monster, wicked person.

79. drīenes(se n.

Additional spellings: drienesse
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(a) The state of being dry or dried out; (b) dryness of weather, drought; (c) dry land (as opposed to sea); (d) desert; (e) dead wood.

80. dropesī(e n.

Additional spellings: dropesie
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(a) The disease, dropsy; cold dropesi, hot dropesi; in the dropesi; (b) fig. an insatiable vice: pride, lechery; (c) alch. feeding back too much liquid to the dried 'dead' metal during the alchemical…

81. eclipsāciǒun n.

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Alch. Obscuration, ?darkening attending the loss of identity of separate ingredients in the process of producing the Philosopher's Stone.

82. eclipse n.

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Astron. Eclipse (of the sun or moon); in eclipse; universal eclipse, total eclipse; particular eclipse, partial eclipse.

83. ei n.(1)

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The edible egg of a domesticated fowl, esp. a hen's egg.

84. elementāt ppl.

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Alch. Elemental, i.e. having the nature of a pure 'element.'

85. elevāten v.

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To raise to a higher position.

86. embīben v.

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To feed a liquid (into something), to suffuse or saturate (with a liquid).

87. encorporing ger.

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Alch. The process of forming an amalgam or compound.

88. englūting ger.

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Alch. The process of coating (a vessel) with a sticky substance; sealing (a vessel).

89. enlūting ger.

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Alch. The process of sealing or cementing (an alchemical vessel) with clay.

90. entente n.

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(a) Purpose or intention; aim or object; reason (for doing something); (b) of entente, intentionally, deliberately, voluntarily; double of entente, ?shifty; (c) for, in, til, to, with (the) entente

91. ē̆rthe n.(1)

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(a) The physical earth as part of God's creation, often as contrasted with the heavens above and hell below; (b) the earth as a sphere.

92. essencia, -ie n.

Additional spellings: essencie, ensencie
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(a) Phil. Substance, or true being, as distinguished from accidental qualities; (b) theol. divine essence or being; that in respect of which the three persons of the Trinity are one.

93. exaltāciǒun n.(1)

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Astrol. The position of a planet in the zodiac where it was thought to exert its greatest influence; also, the point of highest elevation of the sun.

94. exalten v.

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To set up or rear (a structure); to lift up, raise aloft.

95. exūberāten v.

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Alch. To render (a mixture) fruitful or productive.

96. fāce n.

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(a) The face of man in its general physical aspects; (b) the face of an animal; (c) the face (of Fortune); the (double) face (of Janus, Law).

97. ferment n.

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(a) Sourdough, leaven; (b) ferment water, boiling water [cp.Barth. XVII. lxviii: Fermentum a feruore est]; (c) alch. a substance which causes matter to effervesce, give off heat, and change its…

98. fermentaciǒun n.

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Alch. Any process which causes matter to effervesce, give off heat, and change its properties.

99. fermenten v.

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(a) Of dough: undergo fermentation; (b) alch. to cause (something) to effervesce, give off heat, and change its properties.

100. fermenting ger.

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Alch. The act or process of making something ferment, i.e. effervesce, give off heat, and change its properties.