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  Definition of leaven
  1. an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something; "his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"
  2. a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
  3. cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
Similar Words: leavening, raise, prove

 

Hyponyms: baking powder, sourdough, yeast, barm

 

Derivational Morphology: raise, prove, leavening

 

 
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