Synonyms for leaven

Synonyms for (noun) leaven

Synonyms: leaven, leavening

Definition: an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something

Usage: his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor

Similar words: imponderable

Definition: a factor whose effects cannot be accurately assessed

Usage: human behavior depends on many imponderables


Synonyms: leaven, leavening

Definition: a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid

Similar words: substance

Definition: a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

Usage: shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man

Synonyms for (verb) leaven

Synonyms: prove, raise, leaven

Definition: cause to puff up with a leaven

Usage: unleavened bread

Similar words: lift, raise, get up, bring up, elevate

Definition: raise from a lower to a higher position

Usage: Raise your hands; Lift a load