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rancid

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rancid \Ran"cid\ (r[a^]n"s[i^]d), adjective [L. rancidus, fr. rancere to be rancid or rank.] Having a rank smell or taste, from chemical change or decomposition; musty; as, rancid oil or butter.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rancid

adjective

1: (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition; "rancid butter"; "rancid bacon"

2: smelling of fermentation or staleness [syn: {sour}, {rancid}]


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