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meaning: brew, cause

醸造所 == jouzouso == (noun) brewery
醸成== jousei == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) brew, foment, breed

Left radical is 'alcohol' (酒). The right radical is a character only found in Chinese with a number of different meanings, used here phonetically to express 'brew'. As in English, the 'brew' meaning has come to be used metaphorically to mean 'problems in the making'. E.g., in English expressions such as 'there's trouble brewing'. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as six (六), a variant of 'well' (井), and clothing (衣), and as a mnemonic: 'Brew alcohol in six wells and ruin clothes.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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