Synonyms of leaven in English:

leaven


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See Spanish definition of levadura

noun

1‘leaven is added to the dough and the dough is left to rise’

SYNONYMS
leavening, ferment, fermentation agent, raising agent, yeast, barm, baking powder

verb

1‘the biscuits are light because they use both yeast and baking powder to leaven the flour’

SYNONYMS
raise, make rise, ferment, work, lighten, puff up, expand, swell, inflate

2‘his humour was sharp, but often leavened with a touch of self-mockery’

SYNONYMS
permeate, infuse, pervade, penetrate, imbue, suffuse, transform, modify
enliven, lighten, quicken, inspire, stimulate, liven up, invigorate, vivify, ginger up, energize, electrify, galvanize, perk up, brighten up, cheer up, season, spice
informal buck up, pep up, add zest to, add zing to