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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Leav·en·ing n.
 1. The act of making light, or causing to ferment, by means of leaven.
 2. That which leavens or makes light.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Leav·en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leavened p. pr. & vb. n. Leavening ]
 1. To make light by the action of leaven; to cause to ferment.
    A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.   --1 Cor. v. 6.
 2. To imbue; to infect; to vitiate.
    With these and the like deceivable doctrines, he leavens also his prayer.   --Milton.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 leavening
      n 1: an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify
           something; "his sermons benefited from a leavening of
           humor" [syn: leaven]
      2: a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a
         liquid [syn: leaven]