Rancidness
Rancidness Ran"cid*ness, n. The quality of being rancid. [1913 Webster]

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  • rancidness — noun see rancid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rancidness — See rancidity. * * * …   Universalium

  • rancidness — noun The characteristic of being rancid …   Wiktionary

  • rancidness — rænsɪdnɪs n. rankness, decay, putrefaction, rottenness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rancidness — ran·cid·ness …   English syllables

  • rancidness — noun the property of being rancid • Derivationally related forms: ↑rancid • Hypernyms: ↑taste property, ↑olfactory property, ↑smell, ↑aroma, ↑odor, ↑odour, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rancid — adjective Etymology: Latin rancidus, from rancēre to be rancid Date: 1646 1. having a rank smell or taste 2. offensive • rancidity noun • rancidness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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.… …   Universalium

  • rancid — adjective a) Being rank in taste or smell. The house was deserted, with a rancid half eaten meal still on the dinner table. b) offensive His remarks were rancid; everyone got up and left. See Also: rancidification, rancidly …   Wiktionary

  • caries — Synonyms and related words: carrion, decay, decomposition, dry gangrene, dry rot, foulness, gangrene, gas gangrene, moist gangrene, mortification, necrosis, necrotic tissue, noma, putrefaction, putrescence, putridity, putridness, rancidity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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