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Meaning of LEAVENING

Pronunciation:  'levuning

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something; "his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"
  2. [n]  a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
 

LEAVENING is a 9 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: leaven, leaven
 
 See Also: baking powder, barm, imponderable, matter, sourdough, substance, yeast

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Leav"en*ing\, n.
1. The act of making light, or causing to ferment, by means
   of leaven.

2. That which leavens or makes light. --Bacon.

 

 

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