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Definition of foment verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    foment

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈfoʊmɛnt//
     
    , NAmE//foʊˈmɛnt//
     
    foment something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they foment
     
    he / she / it foments
     
    past simple fomented
     
    -ing form fomenting
     
     
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  1. 1to create trouble or violence or make it worse synonym incite
  2. 2 They accused him of fomenting political unrest.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: foment