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leaven

US [ˈlev(ə)n]
UK ['lev(ə)n]
  • n.发酵剂;面肥
  • v.使更令人愉快
  • Web酵母;使发酵;名词酵母
Simple Present:leavens  Present Participle:leavening  Past Tense:leavened  
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n.
1.
[u]
发酵剂;(尤指)酵母,面肥a substance, especially yeast , that is added to bread before it is cooked to make it rise
A few jokes add leaven to a boring speech.
几句笑话可给枯燥无味的演讲增添活跃的气氛。
v.
1.
[oftpass]
~ sth (with sth)
(添加…)使较有趣,使更令人愉快to make sth more interesting or cheerful by adding sth to it
Her speech was leavened with a touch of humour.
几分幽默使她的讲话更为有趣。

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