Definitions for rancidˈræn sɪd

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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


  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)


    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

  2. Origin: [L. rancidus, fr. rancere to be rancid or rank.]



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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rancid

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rancid in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rancid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gianluca Foa:

    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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