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Meaning of RANCID

Pronunciation:  'ransid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  smelling of fermentation or staleness
  2. [adj]  used of decomposing oils or fats; "rancid butter"; "rancid bacon"
 

RANCID is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: malodorous, sour, stale
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ran"cid\, a. [L. rancidus, fr. rancere to be rancid or
rank.]
Having a rank smell or taste, from chemical change or
decomposition; musty; as, rancid oil or butter.

 

 

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