- yeast «yeest», noun verb.–n.1. the substance that causes dough for most kinds of bread to rise and that causes beer to ferment. Yeast consists of very small single-celled plants that grow quickly in a liquid containing sugar.2. = yeast plant. (Cf. ↑yeast plant)3. = yeast cake. (Cf. ↑yeast cake)4. Figurative. an influence, element, or the like, that acts as a leaven.–v.i.to ferment; be covered with froth.╂[Old English gist]–yeast´like´, adjective.
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