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leaven

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English

Etymology

Middle English levain, from Old French, ultimately from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] levo (I raise).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
leaven

Plural
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  1. Any agent used to make dough rise or to have a similar effect on baked goods.

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Verb

Infinitive
to leaven

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to leaven (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To add a leavening agent.
  2. (transitive) To cause to rise by fermentation.

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