Definition of Leavening

1. Noun. An influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something. "His sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"

Exact synonyms: Leaven
Generic synonyms: Imponderable

2. Noun. A substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid.
Exact synonyms: Leaven
Generic synonyms: Substance
Specialized synonyms: Baking Powder, Sourdough, Barm, Yeast
Derivative terms: Leaven

Definition of Leavening

1. n. The act of making light, or causing to ferment, by means of leaven.

Definition of Leavening

1. Adjective. made light by aeration ¹

2. Noun. a leavening agent ¹

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Definition of Leavening

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leavening

leave of absence
leave off
leave office
leave one's options open
leave out
leave over
leave somebody high and dry
leave somebody holding the bag
leave someone in the lurch
leave to one's own devices
leave well enough alone
leavening (current term)
leavening agent
leaves alone
leaves behind
leaves for dead
leaves of three let it be
leaves one's options open
leaves out

Literary usage of Leavening

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1. Food Industries: An Elementary Textbook on the Production and Manufacture of by Hermann Theodore Vulté, Sadie Bird Vanderbilt (1920)
"leavening Effect of Yeast. ... these facts in mind the leavening effect of yeast can easily be seen. A mixture of flour and water readily supplies the ..."

2. A Text-book of Cooking by Carlotta Cherryholmes Greer (1915)
"If no eggs are present, it is often desirable to add leavening materials other than sour milk and baking soda. From the results of Experiment 71, p. ..."

3. Food, Its Composition and Preparation: A Textbook for Classes in Household by Mary T. Dowd, Jean D. Jameson (1918)
"It is necessary to introduce some kind of a leavening substance into a flour ... A leavening agent as used in cookery is a substance which contains a gas, ..."

4. Public School Administration: A Statement of the Fundamental Principles by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1916)
"Whatever plan is devised for selecting teachers, it is important that the incoming teachers should contribute something to the leavening of the whole corps. ..."

5. Public School Administration: A Statement of the Fundamental Principles by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1916)
"The training of teachers leavening the teaching corps. The corps of teachers with which a school system starts each year ought, taken as a whole, ..."

6. Food inspection and analysis by Albert Ernest Leach (1907)
"... of the Bureau of Chemistry: leavening MATERIALS. YEAST.—The yeast plant is a fungus of the genus Saccharomyces, widely distributed through the vegetable ..."

7. Public School Methods (1921)
"leavening Agents, (a) RECITATION. Discuss the following leavening agents: (1) Steam, as in popovers. (2) Air in eggs, as in angel food cake. ..."

8. School and Home Cooking by Carlotta Cherryholmes Greer (1920)
"To understand some of the principles of mixing and lightening baked flour mixtures, try the following: Experiment 64: leavening with Steam and Air.1 — Mix ..."

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