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leav·en·ing

 (lĕv′ə-nĭng)
n.
An agent that causes rising, fermentation, or ferment; leaven.

leavening

(ˈlɛvnɪŋ)
n
1. an element of diversity; an enlivening element
2. (Cookery) cookery a raising agent

leav•en•ing

(ˈlɛv ə nɪŋ)

n.
1. Also called leav′ening a′gent. a substance used to produce fermentation in dough.
2. the process of causing fermentation by leaven.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leavening - an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something; "his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"
imponderable - a factor whose effects cannot be accurately assessed; "human behavior depends on many imponderables"
2.leavening - a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquidleavening - a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
baking powder - any of various powdered mixtures used in baking as a substitute for yeast
sourdough - a leaven of dough in which fermentation is active; used by pioneers for making bread
barm, yeast - a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey

leavening

noun
An agent that stimulates or precipitates a reaction, development, or change:
Translations

leavening

[ˈlevnɪŋ] Nlevadura f (fig) → toque m
References in classic literature ?
I made a study of the ancient and indispensable art of bread-making, consulting such authorities as offered, going back to the primitive days and first invention of the unleavened kind, when from the wildness of nuts and meats men first reached the mildness and refinement of this diet, and travelling gradually down in my studies through that accidental souring of the dough which, it is supposed, taught the leavening process, and through the various fermentations thereafter, till I came to "good, sweet, wholesome bread," the staff of life.
Creaming is also emerging as the widely used mechanical leavening process likely to hamper growth in the food raising agents market.
Others include salt, fat, leavening agents (optional) like yeast and baking soda, herbs, vegetables, spices, seeds and so on.
The passengers leavening for their native cities have to suffer anguish and they are perturbed over the increasing of fares.
Based on the well-documented effects of wheat flour and leavening properties on bread, it was hypothesized that the type and amount of the leavening agent and the inclusion level of breadfruit flour would affect the quality of gluten-free bread.
According to the complainant, the truck driver escaped while leavening the victim in a pool of blood.
There is also the problem of differences in the processing techniques especially the non-uniform fermentation times and type/quantities of leavening agents.
Taking centre stage will be Cal-Rise, the calcium-based, sodium-free leavening agent ideally suited to reducing sodium in bakery applications.
Comprehensive trials carried out at the university of Nebraska have shown that Cal-Rise[R], the sodium-free leavening agent from Innophos, provides the best textural, taste and nutritional results in reduced sodium tortilla applications.
He also gives advice on how to clean the house of any trace of leavening and answers knotty questions like "May I still take medicine that contains leaven?" Sections for the participation of children remind one that this is a celebration intended to teach the next generation.
While baking soda and baking powder are both leavening agents and both are used in various cookie recipes, Hathaway says the two ingredients are not interchangeable.
All undiscovered, like Isaac Newton's "Great Ocean of Truth", is the role of the government and its agencies in leavening the excesses of capitalism and in safeguarding the public interest.