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Definition of leaven

"leaven" in the noun sense

1. leaven, leavening

a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid

2. leaven, leavening

an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something

"his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"

"leaven" in the verb sense

1. raise, leaven, prove

cause to puff up with a leaven

"unleavened bread"

Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)

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Quotations for leaven

Man's work is to labor, and leaven -
As best he may - earth here with heaven. [ Robert Browning ]

The sowing of wild oats is necessary in the life of a man. Libertinism is a leaven that ferments sooner or later. [ J. J. Rousseau ]

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leaven in Scrabble®

The word leaven is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required.

Scrabble® Letter Score: 9

Highest Scoring Scrabble® Play In The Letters leaven:

LEAVEN
(39)
 

All Scrabble® Plays For The Word leaven

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The 200 Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays For Words Using The Letters In leaven

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(39)
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(36)
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(33)
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leaven in Words With Friends™

The word leaven is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 12

Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Play In The Letters leaven:

LEAVEN
(78)
 

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The 200 Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Plays Using The Letters In leaven

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(78)
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(66)
VENAL
(63)
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(60)
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(57)
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Words within the letters of leaven

2 letter words in leaven (4 words)

3 letter words in leaven (8 words)

4 letter words in leaven (11 words)

5 letter words in leaven (4 words)

6 letter words in leaven (1 word)

leaven + 1 blank (6 words)

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Words containing the sequence leaven

Words that start with leaven (7 words)

Words with leaven in them (5 words)

Words that end with leaven (2 words)

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Word Growth involving leaven

Shorter words in leaven

en aven
eave leave
lea leave

Longer words containing leaven

leavened overleavened
leavened unleavened
leavener leaveners
leavening leavenings
leavening overleavening
leavens overleavens
overleaven overleavened
overleaven overleavening
overleaven overleavens