Leaven

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British pronunciation/lˈɛvən/
American pronunciation/ˈɫɛvən/
to leaven
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to add a substance, such as yeast, to dough or batter, causing it to rise and become lighter during the baking process

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to leaven definition and meaning
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to improve something by introducing positive changes

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Leaven
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an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something

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a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid

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Traditional sourdough bread is leavened by natural fermentation.
Adding baking powder to the cake batter will leaven it and create a soft, airy texture when baked.
She leavens her bread by carefully mixing in yeast and allowing it to ferment, resulting in a light and fluffy texture.
The dough needs to be left to rest for several hours to allow the yeast to leaven it and create a light, airy loaf.
The mentor's advice helped to leaven the atmosphere of uncertainty during the team meeting.
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