Definitions for rancidˈræn sɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ran•cidˈræn sɪd(adj.)

  1. having a rank, unpleasant smell or taste:

    rancid oil.

  2. (of an odor or taste) rank, unpleasant, and stale.

  3. offensive or nasty.

Origin of rancid:

1640–50; < L rancidus rank, stinking

ran′cid•ness(n.)

ran•cid′i•ty(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rancid(adj)

    (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. sour, rancid(adj)

    smelling of fermentation or staleness

Wiktionary

  1. rancid(Adjective)

    Being rank in taste or smell.

    The house was deserted, with a rancid half-eaten meal still on the dinner table.

  2. rancid(Adjective)

    offensive

    His remarks were rancid; everyone got up and left.

  3. Origin: From Latin , from (sense in Middle Latin), from whence also rancor, in Latin used only in present participle .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rancid(adj)

    having a rank smell or taste, from chemical change or decomposition; musty; as, rancid oil or butter

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Translations for rancid

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

rancid(adjective)

(of food, especially butter) tasting or smelling bad.

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