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Definition 1: urinate, of cattle and horses - [verb of body]

(stale is a kind of ...) eliminate urine

"Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"

Definition 2: lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • stale bread
  • the beer was stale

(stale is similar to ...) covered with or smelling of mold

"moldy bread" "a moldy (or musty) odor"

(stale is similar to ...) in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor

"horrible like raw and putrid flesh"

(stale is similar to ...) touched by rot or decay

"tainted bacon" "`corrupt' is archaic"

(stale is similar to ...) having decayed or disintegrated; usually implies foulness

"dead and rotten in his grave"

(stale is similar to ...) (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition

"rancid butter" "rancid bacon"

(stale is similar to ...) spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies

"flyblown meat" "a sack of maggoty apricots"

(stale is similar to ...) dried out

"hard dry rolls left over from the day before"

(stale is similar to ...) not fresh today

"day-old bread is cheaper than fresh"

(stale is similar to ...) having lost freshness through passage of time

"a cold trail" "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"

(stale is similar to ...) (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition

"bad meat" "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"

(stale is similar to ...) (of eggs) no longer edible

"an addled egg"

(stale is similar to ...) becoming putrid

"a trail lined by putrescent carcasses"

(means also ...) of long duration; not new

"old tradition" "old house" "old wine" "old country" "old friendships" "old money"

(means also ...) not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

"the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations" "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"

(... are attributes of stale) having lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging

Definition 3: lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • moth-eaten theories about race
  • stale news

Synonyms for stale in the sense of this definition

(stale is similar to ...) not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

"the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations" "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"

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