来自拉丁语fovere, 热，词源同fever. -ment,名词后缀。引申词义煽动。
- foment: see favour
- foment (v.)
- early 15c., "apply hot liquids," from Old French fomenter "apply hot compress (to a wound)" (13c.), from Late Latin fomentare, from Latin fomentum "warm application, poultice," contraction of *fovimentum, from fovere "to warm; cherish, encourage" (see fever). Extended sense of "stimulate, instigate" (1620s), on the notion of "encourage the growth of," as if by heat, probably was taken from French. Related: Fomented; fomenting.
- 1. The rebels know the truth and seek to foment revolution.
- 2. That's an attempt to foment discord.
- 3. The still - simmering possibility of previously unthinkable defaults by west European states continues to foment uncertainty.
- 4. An Arab uprising against us, which the Germans were definitely trying foment, would have been disastrous.
- 德国显然试行策划阿拉伯对我之暴动, 以造成极大的危机.
- 5. They will foment trouble in all three Baltic republics, where there are large Russian - speaking minorities.
- 他们将在所有三个波罗的海共和国挑起争端, 那里有大批讲俄语的少数民族.
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