What does unleavened mean?

Definitions for unleavened
ʌnˈlɛv əndun·leav·ened

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unleavened, unraisedadjective

    made without leavening

    "unleavened bread is often simply flour mixed with water"


  1. unleavenedadjective

    without any yeast or other raising agent

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unleavenedadjective

    Not fermented; not mixed with fermenting matter.

    They baked unleavened cakes of the dough, for it was not leavened. Exod. ii. 39.

    Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. 1 Cor. v. 7.


  1. unleavened

    In cooking, a leavening agent () or raising agent, also called a leaven () or leavener, is any one of a number of substances used in doughs and batters that cause a foaming action (gas bubbles) that lightens and softens the mixture. An alternative or supplement to leavening agents is mechanical action by which air is incorporated (i.e. kneading). Leavening agents can be biological or synthetic chemical compounds. The gas produced is often carbon dioxide, or occasionally hydrogen.When a dough or batter is mixed, the starch in the flour and the water in the dough form a matrix (often supported further by proteins like gluten or polysaccharides, such as pentosans or xanthan gum). The starch then gelatinizes and sets, leaving gas bubbles that remain.


  1. unleavened

    Unleavened refers to bread or dough that has not been fermented or inflated with a leavening agent such as yeast, baking soda, baking powder, or sourdough culture. This means the bread does not rise and remains flat when cooked. Examples of unleavened bread include tortillas, matzo, and roti. The term is most commonly associated with Jewish Passover traditions but is used in various cuisines around the world.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unleavenedadjective

    not leavened; containing no leaven; as, unleavened bread

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unleavened

    un-lev′nd, adj. not leavened.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unleavened in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unleavened in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of unleavened in a Sentence

  1. Satpal Kaleka:

    I was in the kitchen. We were making roti (unleavened Indian bread). We heard firing outside. I brought both kids in my hand and said let's go in the pantry.

  2. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Appearances are deceiving when it comes to the Holy Eucharist. It looks like the bread of Jesus’ time, tastes like unleavened bread, smells and feels like bread but it’s not bread. It’s the body and blood, human soul and divine nature of Jesus of Nazareth, risen from the dead.

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