Part of speech: verb

To make light by fermentation.

Part of speech: noun

A fermenting substance; ferment; influence causing change.

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Usage examples "leven":

  1. We will take up her narrative at the point in Ulverston church at which Judge Fell broke away from Mr. Justice Sawrey when he was telling him the same tale from his point of view, on the glistening sands of the estuary of the Leven. - "A Book of Quaker Saints", Lucy Violet Hodgkin.
  2. Lady Winterbourne, Betty, Frank Leven, had written since her father's death; but from him, nothing. - "Marcella", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. Thou mov'st the quick and sulphurous leven- The tempest- driven Cloud is riven; And the thirsty mountain- side Drinks gladly of the gushing tide. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.