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RANCID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rancid mean? 

RANCID (adjective)
  The adjective RANCID has 2 senses:

1. (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
2. smelling of fermentation or staleness

  Familiarity information: RANCID used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RANCID (adjective)


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Meaning:

(used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition

Context examples:

rancid butter / rancid bacon

Similar:

stale (showing deterioration from age)


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Meaning:

Smelling of fermentation or staleness

Synonyms:

sour; rancid

Similar:

ill-smelling; malodorous; malodourous; stinky; unpeasant-smelling (having an unpleasant smell)


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