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leave2 permission. [3 definitions]
leave3 to grow leaves, as a tree.
leave alone to allow to be apart from or undisturbed by others. [2 definitions]
leaved having a leaf, leaves, or a particular kind or number of leaves (usu. used in combination).
leave in the lurch to abandon (someone) in an embarrassing or difficult position.
leaven a substance, such as yeast, that produces fermentation in a dough or batter and causes it to rise. [4 definitions]
leavening an agent such as yeast or baking powder that causes the formation of carbon dioxide gas in batter or dough, causing it to expand and rise. [2 definitions]
leave no stone unturned to use every means possible; consider every possibility.
leave off to cease; stop. [2 definitions]
leave out to not put in or not include; omit.
leaves pl. of leaf.
leave-taking a parting or farewell; departure.
leavings leftovers; remnants; residue.
Lebanon a Middle Eastern country on the eastern Mediterranean coast north of Israel.
Lebensraum space for living (German); additional land or territory desired by a nation for its political and economic expansion.
lebkuchen (sometimes cap.) a type of hard or chewy cookie containing citron, nuts, and honey.
Lebynthos an island in the Aegean Sea over which, according to Greek mythology, Daedalus and Icarus flew while escaping Crete.
lecher one, esp. a man, who is excessively concerned with sexual pleasure and stimulation.
lecherous given to, characterized by, or inciting lechery; lustful.
lechery an act of or tendency toward excessive sexual indulgence. [2 definitions]
lecithin any of a group of fatty substances containing phosphorus that are found in all animal and plant tissues and in egg yolk. [2 definitions]