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“… put to leaven like that energy be used …”

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.

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