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1. Having the disagreeable odor or taste of decomposing oils or fats; rank.
2. Repugnant; nasty: rancid remarks.
[Latin rancidus, from rancēre, to stink, be rotten.]
ran·cid′i·ty (ran′cid·ness) n.
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|Noun||1.||rancidity - the state of being rancid; having a rancid scent or flavor (as of old cooking oil)|
decay - an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; "the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"; "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"
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