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leaven in Cooking topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishleavenleav‧en1 /ˈlevən/ (also leavening /ˈlevənɪŋ/) noun  1 [uncountable] technicalDFC a substance, especially yeast, that is added to a mixture of flour and water so that it will swell and can be baked into breadunleavened2 [singular, uncountable] literaryINTERESTINGHAPPY something that makes an event or situation less boring, serious, or sad
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leavenA piece of dough was kept back after using the yeast and this is called leaven.None rejoice more in this leaven than the professional scholars themselves.This leaven was added the next time baking bread was done.