leaven definition

  • noun:
    • a real estate agent, such as for example fungus, which causes batter or bread to increase, especially by fermentation.
    • An element, influence, or agent that actually works subtly to lighten, enliven, or alter a whole.
    • Any agent always make dough rise or even have the same influence on baked items.
    • Any substance that produces, or is built to create, fermentation, such as bread or liquids; esp., a percentage of fermenting dough, which, blended with a bigger level of bread, produces a general change in the mass, and renders it light; yeast; barm.
    • Everything helping to make a general assimilating (especially a corrupting) change in the size.
    • See leven.
    • A substance that creates or is built to produce fermentation, particularly in dough; particularly, a mass of fermenting bread, which, blended with a larger number of bread or paste, creates fermentation on it and renders it light.
    • something which resembles leaven with its effects, as some secret or impalpable influence working a general modification, specifically an alteration for even worse.
    • an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something
    • a substance regularly produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
  • verb-transitive:
    • to include a rising representative to.
    • resulting in to increase, specifically by fermentation.
    • To pervade with a lightening, enlivening, or changing influence.
    • to help make light because of the action of leaven; resulting in to ferment.
    • To imbue; to infect; to vitiate.
  • verb:
    • to include a leavening representative.
    • resulting in to rise by fermentation.
    • To temper an action or decision.
    • To imbue; to infect; to vitiate.
    • cause to smoke with a leaven
  • others:
    • To excite fermentation in; raise and then make light, as dough or paste.
    • To imbue; work upon by some invisible or powerful influence.
    • To ripen; mature.

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