Rancidity Ran*cid"i*ty (r[a^]n*s[i^]d"[i^]*t[y^]), n. [Cf. F. rancidit['e].] The quality or state of being rancid; a rancid scent or flavor, as of old oil. --Ure. [1913 Webster]

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  • rancidity — ran·cid·i·ty || ræn sɪdÉ™tɪ n. moldiness, mustiness; decay, putrefaction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rancidity — ran·cid·i·ty …   English syllables

  • rancidity — /rænˈsɪdəti/ (say ran siduhtee) noun 1. rancid state or quality. 2. a rancid smell or taste …   Australian English dictionary

  • rancidity — noun the state of being rancid; having a rancid scent or flavor (as of old cooking oil) • Derivationally related forms: ↑rancid • Hypernyms: ↑decay …   Useful english dictionary

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