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yeastnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /jiːst/
a ​type of fungus that is used in making ​alcoholicdrinks such as ​beer and ​wine, and for making ​breadswell and ​becomelight: dried/​fresh yeast yeast ​extract
yeasty
adjective uk   us   /ˈjiː.sti/
(Definition of yeast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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yeastnoun [U]

 us   /jist/
a ​type of ​fungus (= ​simpleorganism) that is used in making ​alcoholicdrinks such as ​beer and ​wine, and in making ​breadrise (= ​swell) and ​becomesoft
(Definition of yeast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yeast”
in Korean 이스트…
in Arabic خَميرة…
in Malaysian ragi…
in French levure…
in Russian дрожжи…
in Chinese (Traditional) 酵母, 酵母菌…
in Italian lievito…
in Turkish maya…
in Polish drożdże…
in Spanish levadura…
in Vietnamese men…
in Portuguese fermento…
in Thai ยีสต์, ส่าเหล้า, เชื้อเหล้า…
in German die Hefe…
in Catalan llevat…
in Japanese イースト, 酵母…
in Chinese (Simplified) 酵母, 酵母菌…
in Indonesian ragi…
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