how to pronounce leaven


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leaven is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of leaven


  1. To imbue; to infect; to vitiate.
  2. To rise or become larger.
  3. To add a leavening agent.
  4. To cause to rise by fermentation.
  5. To temper an action or decision.


  1. Any agent used to make dough rise or to have a similar effect on baked goods.
  2. Anything that makes a general assimilating change in the mass.

leaven frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word leaven occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics leaven can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that leaven can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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