Part of speech:
An agent of ferment or activity:
To breed and care for to maturity:
To treat, mix, or infuse with pepsin
(Archaic) To give knowledge to; enlighten
To transfer from (one conveyance) to another:
To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
The definition of affect means to produce a change in something.
A substance that starts or speeds up a chemical reaction while undergoing no permanent change itself. The enzymes in saliva, for example, are catalysts in digestion.
Any of numerous proteins produced in living cells that accelerate or catalyze the metabolic processes of an organism. Enzymes are usually very selective in the molecules that they act upon, called substrates , often reacting with only a single substrate. The substrate binds to the enzyme at a location called the active site just before the reaction catalyzed by the enzyme takes place. Enzymes can speed up chemical reactions by up to a millionfold, but only function within a narrow temperature and pH range, outside of which they can lose their structure and become denatured. Enzymes are involved in such processes as the breaking down of the large protein, starch, and fat molecules in food into smaller molecules during digestion, the joining together of nucleotides into strands of DNA, and the addition of a phosphate group to ADP to form ATP. The names of enzymes usually end in the suffix –ase.
To put (a quality, idea, etc.) into, as if by pouring; instill; impart
A causing to be leavened
To prove is to demonstrate or establish that something is true or to show certain abilities.
Find another word for leaven. In this page you can discover 19 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for leaven, like: yeast, raise, pepsinate, lighten, change, cause, affect, ferment, influence, activator and catalyst.