rancid


rancid
rancidly, adv.rancidness, rancidity, n.
/ran"sid/, adj.
1. having a rank, unpleasant, stale smell or taste, as through decomposition, esp. of fats or oils: rancid butter.
2. (of an odor or taste) rank, unpleasant, and stale: a rancid smell.
3. offensive or nasty; disagreeable.
[1640-50; < L rancidus rank, stinking, equiv. to ranc(ere) to be rotten + -idus -ID4]

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