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Definition of rancid adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

rancid

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈrænsəd//
 
 
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if food containing fat is rancid, it tastes or smells unpleasant because it is no longer fresh rancid butter Butter soon goes/turns (= becomes)rancid in this heat. There was a rancid smell coming from the kitchen.
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