Definition of fermenter in English:



  • 1A container in which fermentation takes place.

    ‘There are temperature controlled fermenters and storage tanks, and good new oak barrels for maturation.’
    • ‘They included missile components, reactor vessel and fermenters - the latter required for the production of chemical and biological warheads.’
    • ‘They've replaced wooden fermenters and lagering vessels with stainless steel.’
    • ‘Harvesting takes place by pumping the suspension of cells and liquid removed from the fermenter through a heated vessel which stops growth and renders the cells non-viable.’
    • ‘As these drawings based on their description show, we know what the fermenters look like, we know what the tanks, pumps, compressors and other parts look like.’
    • ‘They questioned whether a central tank found on the trailers was a fermenter used to produce large quantities of deadly germs.’
    • ‘Now that most of the solids have settled to the bottom, the beer is slowly pumped from the fermenter and filtered to remove any remaining solids.’
    • ‘The boil is finished and the wort is being pumped through the cooling coils to the fermenter.’
    • ‘It allows more efficient production of ethanol in smaller, less expensive fermentors.’
    • ‘You have fermenters and processing equipment, and also a drying and grinding facility.’
    • ‘The report said 37 of 405 fermenters ranging in size from 2 gallons to 1,250 gallons had been removed.’
    • ‘After a few hours in a deep-tank fermentor, the bacteria can convert 72 percent of the sugar into mannitol.’
    • ‘His test fermenter convinced him it would be possible to turn organic wastes (a third of the household garbage stream) into fuel and compost.’
    1. 1.1An organism which causes fermentation.
      ‘However, change was found among strains of S. dysenteriae type I as non-lactose fermenter became lactose fermenter.’
      • ‘By definition, foregut fermentors comprise animals with a pregastric fermentation chambers such as the rumen, reticulum, and omasum of ruminants and diverticula or fermentative sacs of other ruminant-like mammals.’



/fərˈmen(t)ər/ /fərˈmɛn(t)ər/