Definition of rancid in English:

rancid

Line breaks: ran¦cid
Pronunciation: /ˈransɪd
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

rancidity

Pronunciation: /-ˈsɪdɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • Antioxidants added to the fat at the time of storage prevent the occurrence of rancidity.
  • Store any leftovers in a cool, dry place because the high oil content of the nuts can lead to rancidity.
  • A practical strategy to check for rancidity is to simply smell the fish oil.

rancidly

adverb

rancidness

noun
More example sentences
  • Imagine a pan of bacon grease left sitting out for a week or two, the house closed up, a mustiness already risen from the basement where clothes have mildewed, mixing with the greasy rancidness.
  • The aroma compounds were correlated to potato flavour and rancidness.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin rancidus 'stinking'.

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