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- n. The state of being rancid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being rancid; a rancid scent or flavor, as of old oil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being rancid; a rankly sour or tainted smell and taste, as of old oil.
- n. The chief cause of rancidity in fats is hydrolysis of the glycerides, the elements of water being taken up and the free fatty acids and glycerin being formed. The favoring conditions of the change are the presence of moisture and atmospheric oxygen, exposure to light, and contact with albuminoid and mucilaginous impurities.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being rancid; having a rancid scent or flavor (as of old cooking oil)
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