What is the meaning of leaven?

noun

  • A substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid.
  • An influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something.
    • usage: "his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"

verb

  • Cause to puff up with a leaven.
    • usage: "unleavened bread"
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