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yeast

 (yēst)
n.
1.
a. Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus Saccharomyces, especially S. cerevisiae, reproducing asexually by budding or sexually through the production of ascospores and capable of fermenting carbohydrates.
b. Any of numerous fungi that exhibit a one-celled growth form and reproduce by budding, including certain candidas that can cause infections in humans.
2. Froth consisting of yeast cells together with the carbon dioxide they produce in the process of fermentation, present in or added to fruit juices and other substances in the production of alcoholic beverages.
3. A powdered or compressed commercial preparation of yeast cells, used chiefly as a leavening agent or as a dietary supplement.
4. An agent of ferment or activity: political agitators who are the yeast of revolution.

[Middle English yeest, from Old English gist; see yes- in Indo-European roots.]

yeast

(jiːst)
n
1. (Plants) any of various single-celled ascomycetous fungi of the genus Saccharomyces and related genera, which reproduce by budding and are able to ferment sugars: a rich source of vitamins of the B complex
2. (Biology) any yeastlike fungus, esp of the genus Candida, which can cause thrush in areas infected with it
3. (Cookery) a commercial preparation containing yeast cells and inert material such as meal, used in raising dough for bread or for fermenting beer, whisky, etc. See also brewer's yeast
4. (Pharmacology) a preparation containing yeast cells, used to treat diseases caused by vitamin B deficiency
5. (Brewing) froth or foam, esp on beer
vb
(intr) to froth or foam
[Old English giest; related to Old Norse jostr, Old High German jesan, Swedish esa, Norwegian asa, Sanskrit yasati]
ˈyeastless adj
ˈyeastˌlike adj

yeast

(yist)

n.
1. any of various small, single-celled fungi of the phylum Ascomycota that reproduce by fission or budding, the daughter cells often remaining attached, and that are capable of fermenting carbohydrates into alcohol and carbon dioxide.
2. any of several yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces, used in brewing alcoholic beverages, as a leaven in baking breads, and in pharmacology as a source of vitamins and proteins.
3. something that causes ferment or agitation.
v.i.
4. to ferment.
5. to froth.
[before 1000; Middle English ye(e)st, Old English gist, gyst, c. Middle Dutch ghist, Middle High German gist, Old Norse jǫstr; akin to Greek zestós boiled, Skt yásati (it) boils]
yeast′less, adj.
yeast′like`, adj.

yeast

(yēst)
1. Any of various one-celled fungi that can cause the fermentation of carbohydrates, producing carbon dioxide and alcohol.
2. A commercial preparation in either compressed or powdered form that contains yeast cells. It is used to make bread dough rise.

yeast


Past participle: yeasted
Gerund: yeasting

Imperative
yeast
yeast
Present
I yeast
you yeast
he/she/it yeasts
we yeast
you yeast
they yeast
Preterite
I yeasted
you yeasted
he/she/it yeasted
we yeasted
you yeasted
they yeasted
Present Continuous
I am yeasting
you are yeasting
he/she/it is yeasting
we are yeasting
you are yeasting
they are yeasting
Present Perfect
I have yeasted
you have yeasted
he/she/it has yeasted
we have yeasted
you have yeasted
they have yeasted
Past Continuous
I was yeasting
you were yeasting
he/she/it was yeasting
we were yeasting
you were yeasting
they were yeasting
Past Perfect
I had yeasted
you had yeasted
he/she/it had yeasted
we had yeasted
you had yeasted
they had yeasted
Future
I will yeast
you will yeast
he/she/it will yeast
we will yeast
you will yeast
they will yeast
Future Perfect
I will have yeasted
you will have yeasted
he/she/it will have yeasted
we will have yeasted
you will have yeasted
they will have yeasted
Future Continuous
I will be yeasting
you will be yeasting
he/she/it will be yeasting
we will be yeasting
you will be yeasting
they will be yeasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yeasting
you have been yeasting
he/she/it has been yeasting
we have been yeasting
you have been yeasting
they have been yeasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yeasting
you will have been yeasting
he/she/it will have been yeasting
we will have been yeasting
you will have been yeasting
they will have been yeasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yeasting
you had been yeasting
he/she/it had been yeasting
we had been yeasting
you had been yeasting
they had been yeasting
Conditional
I would yeast
you would yeast
he/she/it would yeast
we would yeast
you would yeast
they would yeast
Past Conditional
I would have yeasted
you would have yeasted
he/she/it would have yeasted
we would have yeasted
you would have yeasted
they would have yeasted

yeast

Fungus cells used in raising dough for bread and for fermenting alcohol.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yeast - a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cellsyeast - a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey
yeast cake - small cake of compressed moist yeast
brewer's yeast - yeast used in fermenting beer
leaven, leavening - a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
mother - a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar
2.yeast - any of various single-celled fungi that reproduce asexually by budding or division
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
Endomycetales, order Endomycetales - fungi having a zygote or a single cell developing directly into an ascus
baker's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, brewer's yeast - used as a leaven in baking and brewing

yeast

noun
1. A mass of bubbles in or on the surface of a liquid:
2. An agent that stimulates or precipitates a reaction, development, or change:
verb
To form or cause to form foam:
Translations
خَمِيرَةخَميرَه
droždíkvasinkakvasnice
gær
pärmpärmseened
hiivavaahto
kvasac
élesztõélesztő
ger
酵母菌
이스트
mielės
raugs
kvas
jäst
men bia

yeast

[jiːst]
A. Nlevadura f
B. CPD yeast extract Nextracto m de levadura

yeast

[ˈjiːst] nlevure fyeast extract nextrait m de levureyeast infection ncandidose f

yeast

n no plHefe f

yeast

:
yeast cake
n
(= cake)Hefekuchen m
(= cube)Hefewürfel m
yeast extract
nHefeextrakt m

yeast

[jiːst] nlievito
dried yeast → lievito disidratato (or in polvere)

yeast

(jiːst) noun
a substance which causes fermentation, used in making beer, bread etc.

yeast

خَمِيرَة droždí gær Hefe μαγιά levadura hiiva levure kvasac lievito 酵母菌 이스트 gist gjær drożdże fermento, levedura дрожжи jäst เชื้อราที่ใช้สำหรับหมักเหล้าและทำให้ขนมปังฟู maya men bia 酵母

yeast

n. levadura, hongo diminuto capaz de provocar fermentación que se usa en la nutrición como fuente de vitaminas y proteínas.

yeast

n levadura; brewer's — levadura de cerveza; — infection candidiasis f (form), infección por levaduras or hongos
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The next time she made bread, she scraped this sour stuff down into the fresh dough to serve as yeast.
But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast.
How is the son of a British yeoman, who has been fed principally on salt pork and yeast dumplings, to know that there is satiety for the human stomach even in a paradise of glass jars full of sugared almonds and pink lozenges, and that the tedium of life can reach a pitch where plum-buns at discretion cease to offer the slightest excitement?
It was in vain urged by the housewife that God made yeast, as well as dough, and loves fermentation just as dearly as he loves vegetation; that fermentation develops the saccharine element in the grain, and makes it more palatable and more digestible.
She taught the cook how to make yeast from the milk, that, in turn, raised light and airy bread.
It was some time before the perfect loaf appeared, for bread-making is an art not easily learned, and Aunt Plenty was very thorough in her teaching; so Rose studied yeast first, and through various stages of cake and biscuit came at last to the crowning glory of the "handsome, wholesome loaf.
She, who had never cooked in her life, learned to make bread without the mediation of hops, yeast, or baking-powder, and to bake bread, top and bottom, in a frying-pan before an open fire.
It was, for nearly two years after this, rye and Indian meal without yeast, potatoes, rice, a very little salt pork, molasses, and salt; and my drink, water.
It is like yeast, a ferment, a thing that moves and may move for a minute, an hour, a year, or a hundred years, but that in the end will cease to move.
Without moving and being part of the yeast there would be no hopelessness.
Then I wanted a mill to grind it sieves to dress it, yeast and salt to make it into bread, and an oven to bake it; but all these things I did without, as shall be observed; and yet the corn was an inestimable comfort and advantage to me too.
Get along with you, my woman,' he added in her ear, 'get along with you, while you know you're Affery, and before you're shaken to yeast.