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British pronunciation/jˈiːst/
American pronunciation/ˈjist/

a type of fungus capable of converting sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide, used in making alcoholic drinks and for making bread swell

synonyms : barm
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yeast definition and meaning

What is "yeast"?

Yeast is a type of fungus commonly used in food preparation, especially in baking. It serves as a leavening agent, aiding in the fermentation process by converting sugar into carbon dioxide, which causes the dough to rise. Yeast adds a distinct flavor and aroma to bread, pastries, and other baked goods. It plays a crucial role in creating light, airy textures and contributing to the overall taste and structure of the final product.


any of various single-celled fungi that reproduce asexually by budding or division

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1She mixed wheat flour, water, and yeast to make a dough for homemade bread.
2He mixed enriched flour with yeast and warm water to make homemade dinner rolls.
3We followed a traditional bread recipe, combining yeast, water, and bleached flour for a classic loaf.
4Remember to always adjust the quantity of yeast extract according to your taste preferences.
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