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1. leaven

noun. ['ˈlɛvən'] a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid.

Synonyms

  • leavening
  • sourdough
  • barm
  • yeast
  • substance

Antonyms

  • fall
  • lower
  • curse
  • bless

Etymology

  • levain (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Leaven

  • mcnevin
  • mcgrevin
  • estefan
  • previn
  • eleven
  • seven
  • levan
  • kevan
  • heaven
  • devon
  • devan
  • beven
  • bevan
  • beavan
  • evon
  • evan

Sentences with leaven


1. Verb, base form
Anything in a sealed can will not leaven so you may end up with an unappetizing mess.

2. Adverb
Stir in flour, with or without leaven, quickly and only until just combined with other ingredients.

3. Verb, past participle
The yeast reacts with oxygen and helps leaven bread, or make it rise.

2. leaven

noun. ['ˈlɛvən'] an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something.

Synonyms

  • imponderable

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • affirm

Etymology

  • levain (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. leaven

verb. ['ˈlɛvən'] cause to puff up with a leaven.

Synonyms

  • raise
  • elevate
  • bring up
  • rise
  • get up
  • lift

Antonyms

  • descent
  • decrease
  • level
  • worsen

Etymology

  • levain (Middle English (1100-1500))
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