verb (used without object)
Origin of yeast
Examples from the Web for yeast
The malted barley, yeast, and water are cooked, fermented, and distilled exactly the same.
During fermentation after about 15 percent alcohol, yeast starts producing histamines.
Another cure is Kvass, a slightly alcoholic beverage made by soaking dried rye bread with sugar and yeast.
To make the dough, combine the flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
That mat is actually a culture: in technical terms, a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast.Is Celebrity Favorite Kombucha Really a Health and Anti-Aging Cure?|Anneli Rufus|February 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One of the things in which she particularly excelled was potato cakes raised with yeast.
Many other substances contain fermenting qualities, and are, therefore, sometimes used as substitutes for yeast and leaven.Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)|Edward Hazen
It throws off little or no yeast, because the fermentation was nearly finished in the tun.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
In former times this was taken in the form of fresh or dried brewers' yeast, and it was, if unpleasant, a very effectual remedy.
The flasks were then well shaken, and the yeast cell or cells settled to the bottom, and gave rise to a separate yeast speck.
British Dictionary definitions for yeast
Word Origin for yeast
Word Origin and History for yeast
Old English gist "yeast," common West Germanic (cf. Middle High German gest, German Gischt "foam, froth," Old High German jesan, German gären "to ferment"), from PIE *jes- "boil, foam, froth" (cf. Sanskrit yasyati "boils, seethes," Greek zein "to boil," Welsh ias "seething, foaming").