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3rd person present: foments
instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action).
"they accused him of fomenting political unrest"
synonyms:instigate, incite, provoke, agitate, excite, stir up, whip up,encourage, urge, fan the flames of
"they were accused of fomenting civil unrest"
What a fun place to pick up a new word! I've mostly seen foment in the phrase "foment a revolution" and I've even occasionally used it.
I guess I haven't been involved in enough revolutions. ;P
Never heard it used before, good word.
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