HyperDic: leaven

English > 3 senses of the word leaven:
VERBmotionleaven, raise, provecause to puff up with a leaven
NOUNsubstanceleaven, leaveninga substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid / liquid
cognitionleaven, leaveningan influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something
leaven > pronunciation
Soundsleh'vahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > leaven: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid / liquid.
Synonymleavening
Narrowerbaking powderAny of various powdered mixtures used in baking as a substitute for yeast
sourdoughA leaven of dough in which fermentation is active
yeast, barmA commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells
BroadersubstanceA particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
Spanishlevadura, polvos de hornear
Catalanllevat
Verbsleavencause to puff up with a leaven
English > leaven: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something.
Example"his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"
Synonymleavening
BroaderimponderableA factor whose effects cannot be accurately assessed
English > leaven: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningCause to puff up with a leaven.
PatternSomething ----s something
ModelThey leaven more bread
Example"unleavened bread"
Synonymsraise, prove
Cause torise, proveincrease / increase in volume
Broaderraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanishhacer crecer, leudar, levantar
Nounsleavena substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid / liquid

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