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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: fomentare, from Latin fovere 'to make warm'

foment

verb
     
fo‧ment

foment revolution/trouble/discord etc

formal to cause trouble and make people start fighting each other or opposing the government [= stir up]:
They were accused of fomenting rebellion.
fomentation noun [uncountable]

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