ferment vs foment: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: ferment or foment

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fermentnoun

a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol

fermentnoun

a state of agitation or turbulent change or development

fermentverb

cause to undergo fermentation

fermentverb

go sour or spoil

fermentnoun

a substance capable of bringing about fermentation

fermentverb

be in an agitated or excited state

fermentverb

work up into agitation or excitement

fomentverb

try to stir up public opinion

fomentverb

bathe with warm water or medicated lotions

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