Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To ferment again.
  • To cause to ferment again.
  • noun A reference for decision.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of referring; reference.

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  • verb To ferment again

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Examples

  • Prior to this, wines from Champagne were fermented in the barrel, come winter the fermentation would shut down with the cold and would referment in the spring, inducing bubbles in the wine, which at the time was considered something of a nuisance for its habit of breaking the poor quality bottles available.

    At My Table

  • Prior to this, wines from Champagne were fermented in the barrel, come winter the fermentation would shut down with the cold and would referment in the spring, inducing bubbles in the wine, which at the time was considered something of a nuisance for its habit of breaking the poor quality bottles available.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Lord, you may be quite assured that des plaies comme les miennes ne se referment fas bientot, and when they do they have altered the whole constitution of the mind to such a degree as never to let it feel as it did before.

    George Selwyn: His Letters and His Life

  • The Helvetian Confederation has proposed the inauguration of a class of international treaties for the referment to arbitration of grave questions between nations.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • The Helvetian Confederation has proposed the inauguration of a class of international treaties for the referment to arbitration of grave questions between nations.

    State of the Union Address

  • One of Mr. Fallabrino's concoctions is a ripasso de tannat, made using a traditional Italian method by which grapes are left to dry for one month under the sun, and the resulting raisins are used to referment a young wine.

    NYT > Travel

  • I am convinced that I shall be free some time hence from that agitation of mind with which I am now so tormented, and from those almost constant sinkings of my spirits; but, my dear Lord, you may be quite assured that des plaies comme les miennes ne se referment fas bientot, and when they do they have altered the whole constitution of the mind to such a degree as never to let it feel as it did before.

    George Selwyn His Letters and His Life

  • The poor young man hoped {) referment in my service; and

    Sir Charles Grandison

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