AskDefine | Define rancid

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rancid adj
1 used of decomposing oils or fats; "rancid butter"; "rancid bacon"
2 smelling of fermentation or staleness [syn: sour]

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  1. Being rank in taste or smell.
    The house was deserted, with a rancid half-eaten meal still on the dinner table.
  2. Offensive.
    His remarks were rancid; everyone got up and left.


being rank in taste or smell

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