Word: leaven

 

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Synonyms: leaven

waste time, dally, dawdle, loiter, linger, take one's time, delay, temporize, stall, procrastinate, pussyfoot around, drag one's feet, dither, hesitate, falter, vacillate, waver, hem and haw, shilly-shally, lollygag, let the grass grow under one's feet, tarry, dillydally, shillyshally, drag one's heels

Translations: leaven

spanish
levadura


german
gärungsstoff, sauerteig, hefe

french
levain, levure

italian
lievito

portuguese
sair, abalar, licença, fermentar, deixar

dutch
gist

russian
закваска, квасить, дрожжи

norwegian
surdeig

finnish
kohottaa, hiiva, hapantaikina, hapatus

czech
kvasnice, droždí

polish
zakwas, drożdże, zaczynić, rozczyn

turkish
maya

ukrainian
залишений

estonian
juuretis

croatian
kvasac

slovak
kvasnice

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The meaning and "use of": leaven

noun
  • a substance, typically yeast, that is added to dough to make it ferment and rise.
  • a pervasive influence that modifies something or transforms it for the better.

verb
  • cause (dough or bread) to ferment and rise by adding leaven.
  • permeate and modify or transform (something) for the better.

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