Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of chemistry that deals with fermentation processes, as in brewing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The chemistry of fermentation with yeasts, especially the science involved in beer and wine making.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That department of technological chemistry which treats of the scientific principles of wine-making, brewing, and distilling, and the preparation of yeast and vinegar, in which processes fermentation plays the principal part.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of chemistry concerned with fermentation (as in making wine or brewing or distilling)

Etymologies

From zym- + -urgy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rolland and Carol Sherman and published by Robert Rose, it contains over 8,000 entries on topics ranging from "abalone" to "zymurgy."

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  • Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver, is a veritable encyclopedia of beer, with more than 1,100 articles on every imaginable subtopic, from abbey beers to zymurgy.

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  • Dictionary Search Page - An unabridged dictionary from aalii to zymurgy, including a pronunciation guide.

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  • An unabridged dictionary from aalii to zymurgy, including a pronunciation guide.

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  • It's a fermentation and zymurgy class in the bacteriology department, with prerequisites in microbiology, biochemistry, and organic chemistry.

    Althouse

  • Gone are Molotov cocktail, women’s liberation, monkey wrench, Novocain and zymurgy a word for fermentation that hasn’t been used or abused in decades.

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  • Clever! I can see winemakers and brewers getting their computer files all mixed up, though. ;-)

    April 11, 2008

  • I was introduced to this wonderful word by a colleague in Cleveland. Alcohol, of course, is not the only thing that broods away – brewing, bubbling and generally fermenting. Ideas do that too. And so, like my colleague, I now have an email folder called Zymurgy and a computer file folder called Zymurgy. Sure beats "Miscellaneous". Better still, it always sits neatly at the bottom of any alphabetically sorted list!

    April 10, 2008

  • There's a magazine for everything.

    February 23, 2008