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leavening


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leaven  \Leav"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Leavened};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Leavening}.] 
  1.  To  make  light  by  the  action  of  leaven;  to  cause  to 
  ferment. 
 
  A  little  leaven  leaveneth  the  whole  lump.  --1  Cor. 
  v.  6. 
 
  2.  To  imbue;  to  infect;  to  vitiate. 
 
  With  these  and  the  like  deceivable  doctrines,  he 
  leavens  also  his  prayer.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leavening  \Leav"en*ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  making  light,  or  causing  to  ferment,  by  means 
  of  leaven. 
 
  2.  That  which  leavens  or  makes  light.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leavening 
  n  1:  an  influence  that  works  subtly  to  lighten  or  modify 
  something  "his  sermons  benefited  from  a  leavening  of 
  humor"  [syn:  {leaven}] 
  2:  a  substance  used  to  produce  fermentation  in  dough  or  a 
  liquid  [syn:  {leaven}] 




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