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yeast

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Cooking, Drink
yeastyeast /jiːst/ noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š DFCDFDa type of fungus used for producing alcohol in beer and wine, and for making bread rise β€”yeasty adjective πŸ”Š a yeasty taste
Examples from the Corpus
yeastβ€’ Well, there are jokes about yeast infections, frostbite, liver transplants and cereal variety packs.β€’ A sweet tooth One of the most curious symptoms of candidiasis is a craving for sugary foods or for foods containing yeast.β€’ Producing appreciable quantities demands somewhat laborious and delicate manipulations of yeast.β€’ Another, newer type of yeast is gaining in popularity.β€’ Everything they needed was already in the cupboard: flour, sugar, shortening, yeast, and other ordinary ingredients.β€’ Assuming the same thing happens in the gut, then a vitamin deficiency might make the yeast convert to the hyphal form.β€’ The yeast must be pure, or the stars would be poisoned.β€’ Hybrigenics relies on a combination of souped-up yeast and powerful computing techniques to get the job done.
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