Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) any of various single-celled fungi that reproduce asexually by budding or division
  2. (noun, substance) a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey

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Synonyms of Yeast


Origin of the word Yeast

  1. O.E. gist "yeast," common W.Gmc. source (cf. M.H.G. gest, Ger. Gischt "foam, froth," O.H.G. jesan, Ger. g?ren "to ferment"), from PIE *jes- "boil, foam, froth" (cf. Skt. yasyati "boils, seethes," Gk. zein "to boil," Welsh ias "seething, foaming"). more

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Words that sound like Yeast

yacht, yakut, yeasty, you said it

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