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Leaven

Leav´en
n.1.Any substance that produces, or is designed to produce, fermentation, as in dough or liquids; esp., a portion of fermenting dough, which, mixed with a larger quantity of dough, produces a general change in the mass, and renders it light; yeast; barm.
2.Anything which makes a general assimilating (especially a corrupting) change in the mass.
Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
- Luke xii. 1.
v. t.1.To make light by the action of leaven; to cause to ferment.
[imp. & p. p. Leavened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Leavening .]
A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
- 1 Cor. v. 6.
2.To imbue; to infect; to vitiate.
Noun1.leaven - a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
Synonyms: leavening
2.leaven - an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something; "his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"
Synonyms: leavening
Verb1.leaven - cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
Synonyms: prove, raise
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