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Foment

Mar 21, 2013 18:15 IST

Foment: Transitive Verb
Pronunciation: foh-MENT  
Difficulty Level:
Medium
Meaning: refers to treating with warm water or by applying ointment. To instigate

Usage/Example

1. The US has made several attempts in fomenting a coup against the Fidel Castro government in Cuba.
2. During his announcement Saturday, Ortega also accused Washington of trying to foment a coup against Morales.
abc NEWS, Nicaragua's Ortega Says No Meeting With Bush, MANAGUA, Nicaragua, September 14, 2008

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