Definitions for rancidness

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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.)

Wiktionary

  1. rancidness(Noun)

    The characteristic of being rancid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rancidness(noun)

    the quality of being rancid

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