Definition of leaven verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

leaven

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈlɛvn//
 
(also leavening
 
)
[often passive]leaven something (with something)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they leaven
 
he / she / it leavens
 
past simple leavened
 
-ing form leavening
 
 
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to make something more interesting or cheerful by adding something to it Her speech was leavened with a touch of humor.
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