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Definitions of leaven:
  • noun:   an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something
    Example: "His sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"
  • noun:   a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
  • verb:   cause to puff up with a leaven
    Example: "Unleavened bread"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #82185)

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See leaven used in context: 6 poetry verses, 2 Shakespeare works, 15 Bible passages, 6 definitions

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