(used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
"rancid butter"; "rancid bacon"
smelling of fermentation or staleness
Being rank in taste or smell.
The house was deserted, with a rancid half-eaten meal still on the dinner table.
His remarks were rancid; everyone got up and left.
Origin: From Latin , from (sense in Middle Latin), from whence also rancor, in Latin used only in present participle .
having a rank smell or taste, from chemical change or decomposition; musty; as, rancid oil or butter
Origin: [L. rancidus, fr. rancere to be rancid or rank.]
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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ran′sid, adj. partially decomposed (used of oil or any greasy substance): sour: disgusting.—adj. Rances′cent, becoming rancid.—adv. Ran′cidly.—ns. Ran′cidness, Rancid′ity, the quality of being rancid. [L. rancidus, putrid.]
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The numerical value of rancid in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of rancid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The monks had the idea to use alcohol as a base in the perfume, instead of the then prevalent olive oil or vinegar, which left a rancid smell later.
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- ranciCatalan, Valencian
- ztuchlý, žluklýCzech
- ταγκός, ξινισμένος, χαλασμένοςGreek
- härskiintynyt, härski, eltaantunutFinnish
- протухший, прогорклыйRussian
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