Word of the day

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zymurgy (noun) –  The branch of chemistry that deals with fermentation processes, as in brewing.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Branch of chemistry which deals with wine-making and brewing, 1868, from Greek zymo-, comb. form of zyme “a leaven” (from PIE root *yeue-) + -ourgia “a working,” from ergon “work”.

The last word in many standard English dictionaries.


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