unleavened

[ uhn-lev-uh nd ]
/ ʌnˈlɛv ənd /

adjective

(of bread, cake, cookies, etc.) containing no leaven or leavening agent.

Nearby words

  1. unleaded,
  2. unlearn,
  3. unlearned,
  4. unlearnt,
  5. unleash,
  6. unless,
  7. unlessoned,
  8. unlettered,
  9. unlevel,
  10. unlicensed

Origin of unleavened

First recorded in 1520–30; un-1 + leaven + -ed3

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British Dictionary definitions for unleavened

unleavened

/ (ʌnˈlɛvənd) /

adjective

(of bread, biscuits, etc) made from a dough containing no yeast or leavening
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Word Origin and History for unleavened

unleavened

adj.

1520s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of leaven.

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