Definition of fermentable in English:

fermentable

adjective

  • See ferment

    • ‘But vodka can be made from anything that has fermentable sugars - and grapes are among the popular alternatives.’
    • ‘Corn is the most readily apparent upon tasting - it is used by brewers to add fermentable sugar cheaply, since corn is significantly less expensive and requires less processing than barley.’
    • ‘The organism requires a complex mixture of organic substrates for growth, including fermentable carbohydrates and peptides.’
    • ‘When grown on a fermentable carbon source, yeast derive the bulk of their energy through the glycolytic pathway by fermentation.’
    • ‘In France, for example, winemakers for centuries have used a process known as chaptalization, which is the addition of fermentable materials - including cane sugar!’

Pronunciation

fermentable

/fəˈmɛntəb(ə)l/