Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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rancid

[ran-sid]

adjective
1. having a rank, unpleasant, stale smell or taste, as through decomposition, especially of fats or oils: rancid butter.
2. (of an odor or taste) rank, unpleasant, and stale: a rancid smell.
3. offensive or nasty; disagreeable.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin rancidus rank, stinking, equivalent to ranc ( ─ôre ) to be rotten + -idus -id4
Related forms
ran·cid·ly, adverb
ran·cid·ness, ran·cid·i·ty, noun
un·ran·cid, adjective

 

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