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Definitions and Synonyms of rancid | Another word for rancid | What is rancid?

Definition 1: smelling of fermentation or staleness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for rancid in the sense of this definition

(rancid is similar to ...) having an unpleasant smell

Definition 2: (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rancid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rancid butter
  • rancid bacon

(rancid is similar to ...) lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age

"stale bread" "the beer was stale"

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