Staled
Stale Stale, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Staled} (st[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Staling}.] To make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out. [1913 Webster]

Age can not wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • staled — steɪl v. make or become stale, dry out, spoil adj. not fresh, moldy, spoiled; musty; trite, hackneyed; tired, weary …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • stale´ness — stale1 «stayl», adjective, stal|er, stal|est, verb, staled, stal|ing. –adj. 1. that has lost some or all of its softness, flavor, or consistency through age; not fresh: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • stale´ly — stale1 «stayl», adjective, stal|er, stal|est, verb, staled, stal|ing. –adj. 1. that has lost some or all of its softness, flavor, or consistency through age; not fresh: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • stale — I. adjective (staler; stalest) Etymology: Middle English, settled, clear (of ale), not fresh, from Anglo French estale, probably from Middle Dutch stel old (of beer) Date: 15th century 1. tasteless or unpalatable from age < stale bread > 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stale — stale1 stalely, adv. staleness, n. /stayl/, adj., staler, stalest, v., staled, staling. adj. 1. not fresh; vapid or flat, as beverages; dry or hardened, as bread. 2. musty; stagnant: stale air. 3. having lost no …   Universalium

  • stale — I. /steɪl / (say stayl) adjective (staler, stalest) 1. not fresh; vapid or flat, as beverages; dry or hardened, as bread. 2. having lost novelty or interest; hackneyed; trite: a stale joke. 3. having lost fresh vigour, quick intelligence,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • stale — stale1 [stāl] adj. staler, stalest [ME, prob. via Anglo Norm < OFr estale, quiet, stagnant < Gmc * stall: for IE base see STILL1] 1. having lost freshness; made musty, dry, bad, etc. by having been kept too long; specif., a) flat; vapid;… …   English World dictionary

  • Stale — Stale, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Staled} (st[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Staling}.] To make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out. [1913 Webster] Age can not wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Staling — Stale Stale, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Staled} (st[=a]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Staling}.] To make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out. [1913 Webster] Age can not wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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