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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.
There is also the problem of differences in the processing techniques especially the non-uniform fermentation times and type/quantities of leavening agents.
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.
Innophos, a world leader in specialty phosphates, manufactures CAL-RISE -- a sodium-free, high-in-calcium leavening agent for use in baked goods.
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?
Under optimal storage conditions, it appears that baking powder retains its functionality as a leavening agent for many years and can be included in applications requiring long-term food storage.
Levona is the new leavening agent from ICL Performance Products LP designed specifically to help food manufacturers formulate low-sodium bakery products that can carry the health message "good source of calcium" without compromising taste or texture.
Their many practices of friendship are leavening influences in a seminary community that wrestles with many kinds of differences.
Describe the roles of air and steam in the leavening of baked goods.
While the mood of each figure stays grave and even pious, a vein of sensuous play runs unevenly through the group, leavening its austerity.
Caro sincerely catalogs the bad behavior, leavening it by dutifully inserting a couple of sympathetic male characters.
Its spring 2004 Alumni Newsletter confirms that it is an ideological extension of the University of Toronto, not a Catholic leavening of an atheistic loaf.