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yeast

noun [C or U] uk   us   /jiːst/
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   us   /ˈjiː.sti/
Translations of “yeast”
in Arabic خَميرة…
in Korean 이스트…
in Malaysian ragi…
in French levure…
in Turkish maya…
in Italian lievito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 酵母, 酵母菌…
in Russian дрожжи…
in Polish drożdże…
in Vietnamese men…
in Spanish levadura…
in Portuguese fermento…
in Thai ยีสต์, ส่าเหล้า, เชื้อเหล้า…
in German die Hefe…
in Catalan llevat…
in Japanese イースト, 酵母…
in Indonesian ragi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 酵母, 酵母菌…
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