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yeast

noun [C or U] uk   /jiːst/ us  
a type of fungus that is used in making alcoholic drinks such as beer and wine, and for making bread swell and become light: dried/fresh yeast yeast extract
yeasty
adjective uk   /ˈjiː.sti/ us  
Translations of “yeast”
in Korean 이스트…
in Arabic خَميرة…
in French levure…
in Turkish maya…
in Italian lievito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 酵母, 酵母菌…
in Russian дрожжи…
in Polish drożdże…
in Spanish levadura…
in Portuguese fermento…
in German die Hefe…
in Catalan llevat…
in Japanese イースト, 酵母…
in Chinese (Simplified) 酵母, 酵母菌…
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