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Synonyms for leaven

Synonyms for leaven

an agent that stimulates or precipitates a reaction, development, or change

Synonyms for leaven

a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid

an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something


Related Words

cause to puff up with a leaven

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Although it has been a constant danger, the leaven of religious corruption seems a particular danger to us now--every one of us and all of us together.
Today, with just months to go to that deadline, the Leaven Center is up -- and if not running at full speed just yet, at least toddling with all the exuberance of a tenacious, purposeful 2-year-old.
This reality does not emerge out of law and order but bubbles forth from the cosmic springs of life as the Spirit of God permeates life as salt, leaven, and light.
The complex plot is tightly knit with touches of humor to leaven it, and Nita and Kit continue to develop.
And though there is no proof of the matter, there is a memory (zekher) of this thing, for it is said, "No leaven shall be found in your houses for seven days" (Exod.
For example, the baking powder used to leaven the batter can add 100 milligrams per serving in the form of sodium bicarbonate.
Leaven the media's recent gushing over the passing of Ronald Reagan with the powerful and controversial movie The Reagans (Lions Gate Home Video), complete with the deleted scenes that made network execs so nervous.
In this instance, a congressional measure supposedly designed to protect some Americans from any future ICC prosecutions may, in fact, be leaven for the half loaf, and help bring into being a temporarily toothless international court whose teeth can be put in place later, as the political climate allows.
If they do rule against hand holding," Archie Lower writes in the Leaven (October/November 1999), "I have a slightly devious suggestion: Let's touch toes, or at least shoes.
Already in 8:15 Jesus warned his disciples to "beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.
He said that a Santa Clara education prepares students to be ethical, socially responsible leaders who will leaven the Valley and the world beyond with knowledge, understanding, and virtues like wisdom.
He starts with the Parable of the Leaven (a favorite with the Jesus Seminar).
We are the leaven of the world, and Vatican II has called us to embrace that responsibility with eagerness and firm purpose.
More than anything, those scenes serve to leaven the show's intensity.