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Definition of Leaven

to add a substance such as flour to bread in an attempt to make it rise while baking

Examples of Leaven in a sentence

Yeast has active ingredients that allow it to leaven otherwise flat dough.

The chef tried to leaven the bread by adding yeast to the mixture.

When you want dough to rise, baking soda is a chemical agent that can be used to leaven it.

We will leaven the dough and watch it rise inside the warm oven.

Cakes and other baked goodies will rise better if you leaven them.

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