Definition of yeasty in English:


adjectiveyeastiest, yeastier

  • 1Containing or resembling yeast.

    ‘the yeasty smell of rising dough’
    • ‘The plague, pneumonia, pleurisy, tuberculosis, smallpox, scurvy, the black lung, the yeasty oesophagus, the mildewed mouth; call it what you want just don't call it the common cold.’
    • ‘Dry, very French style sparkler with yeasty tang and crisp clean palate.’
    • ‘A baguette should have a crisp shell, a white crumb with varied texture and a good yeasty smell of bread.’
    • ‘I miss it from my childhood but, most particularly, I miss it from days in the Welsh cottage when a loaf was sitting in the AGA, filling the kitchen with that most heavenly and evocative of aromas, all yeasty and promising wholesome goodness.’
    • ‘Once the bag is opened, you'll immediately smell something yeasty and foul, like bread dough that's been raised on the mean streets of South Central.’
    • ‘The digestion of Saturday slop from the Take Away in a suspension of yeasty lagers generates quite a fruity bouquet of various volatile gases that need to be vented to the atmosphere.’
    • ‘Instead, when I think about comfort food from home, I remember the yeasty, fruity scent of my Grandma's tea bread.’
    • ‘Slugs are attracted to the yeasty smell of beer, and they fall into the pan and drown.’
    • ‘The small, elliptical casks are buried deep in the heavily padlocked Bond Warehouse, where the heady scent of whisky knifes through the air, clean and intoxicating, with none of the yeasty, cheesy aroma of the still room.’
    • ‘Chardonnay and pinot noir melded into a fresh, lightly fruity wine with a crisp line in bubbles that is endearing rather than profound, with its charming wash of yeasty warmth.’
    • ‘A slight musky odour is OK but a rancid yeasty smell is not.’
    • ‘Smoky nuts, ripe apples and yeasty notes wrap themselves around a core of bubbles and refreshing acidity.’
    • ‘It's as if your formative years have passed and you've turned into a surly teenager, sulking in your fizzing sack, staring at your yeasty sock, explaining your version of the world to anyone who will listen.’
    • ‘Another stunner - creamy and yeasty with flavours of honey in a medium style.’
    • ‘Brewed by the Lobkowicz brewery since 1466, this reveals a hoppy nose, a meaty, yeasty middle palate and a clean, sharp bite on the finish.’
    • ‘All day long the smell of ginger, various berries, sugar, molasses, piecrust, and the warm yeasty smell of bread permeated the air in the kitchens all over the region.’
    • ‘Walk south on King Street in Waterloo and you'll enjoy the yeasty, malty smell of brewing beer, so reminiscent of baking bread - twice!’
    • ‘Easy acidity, yeasty on top with citrus palate.’
    • ‘I dare say that, during some of the time I've spent staring into space this week, these ideas have in fact been developing and fermenting in my mind like hops in a big yeasty vat.’
    • ‘The Special Reserve is an extremely good-value Kiwi sparkling; it is relatively full bodied with nutty, yeasty, toasty flavours and a straw gold hue.’
    foaming, foamy, bubbling, bubbly, fizzy, sparkling, effervescent, gassy, carbonated, aerated
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    1. 1.1 Characterized by upheaval; restless and turbulent.
      ‘the yeasty days of yesterday's revolution’
      • ‘Actually, Clooney's second directorial feature, Good Night, and Good Luck, offers a yeasty gay subtext.’
      • ‘First, look at the green and yellow dots on the straight line at the bottom of the graph; these are the sexual and asexual strains raised in a yeasty Eden.’
      • ‘This is always good, clean fun, fruity enough, dry enough, yeasty enough. ($10)’
      • ‘Our yeasty political pluralism, with its ever-changing policies, multiple presumed leaders competing for influence, high turnover, and multiple layers of governance are enough to make a grown manager cry.’
      • ‘It was, to say the least, a yeasty conversation. [UPDATE: Dobbs' exchange with Bruce Bartlett is less yeasty but equally informative.]’
      • ‘With this kind of decision, a decision of war and peace, you want there to be an active, yeasty discussion, debate within the administration.’
      • ‘The World Bank has been force-feeding its yeasty market fundamentalism to the developing world for three decades, and ignoring the mass poisoning that so often mysteriously follows in its wake.’
      • ‘We both had 70, 75 percent approval ratings, and that's one of the things that made it such a zesty, yeasty race.’
      • ‘There was a time as well when Broadway was the center of American culture, a crossroads where art, glamour, wit, money, fame, and intellect all came together in one yeasty, unstable mix.’
      • ‘Cason developed his ideas about journalism during a yeasty period in the profession's academic history.’
      • ‘Word of the day at is ‘yeasty’ meaning full of life. I'm not sure that many people would find it flattering to be described as yeasty.’
      • ‘Founded by the young, wealthy widow Ludovica Torelli in 1535, the convent of San Paolo issued from the yeasty religious experimentation of the early sixteenth century.’
      • ‘Yet we also realize that these events are not over; they are still working their yeasty, transforming power in creation and in us.’