Definitions of brew
  1. verb
    sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor
    “the tea is brewing
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    type of:
    imbue, soak
    fill, soak, or imbue totally
  2. verb
    prepare by brewing
    “people have been brewing beer for thousands of years”
  3. noun
    drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
    synonyms: brewage
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    a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
    fermented beverage resembling beer but made from rye or barley
    made of fermented honey and water
    a drink resembling beer; made from fermented cassava juice
    spruce beer
    a brew made by fermenting molasses and other sugars with the sap of spruce trees (sometimes with malt)
    draft beer, draught beer
    beer drawn from a keg
    a dysphemism for beer (especially for lager that effervesces)
    lager, lager beer
    a general term for beer made with bottom fermenting yeast (usually by decoction mashing); originally it was brewed in March or April and matured until September
    a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
    spiced or medicated mead
    type of:
    alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant
    a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
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