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rancid

 [ran´sid]
having a musty, rank taste or smell; applied to fats that have undergone decomposition, with the liberation of fatty acids.

ran·cid

(ran'sid),
Having a disagreeable odor and taste, usually characterizing fat undergoing oxidation or bacterial decomposition to more volatile odoriferous substances.
[L. rancidus, stinking, rank]

rancid

adjective Referring to a state of food that is marked by a musty, sour, disagreeable or otherwise unpleasant taste or odour. It is typically due to oxidation-related deterioration of unsaturated fatty acids and hydrolysis of triglycerides into mono- and diglycerides, glycerol and free fatty acids.

ran·cid

(ran'sid)
Having a disagreeable odor and taste, usually characterizing fat undergoing oxidation or bacterial decomposition to more volatile malodorous substances.
[L. rancidus, stinking, rank]
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How can you tell if your oil has gone rancid? Give it a sniff: The smell of rancid oil has been likened to the smell of crayons or stale peanuts.
No good, the new dish came as rancid so we simply did not eat it.
Brown rice, whole-grain flour, and nuts can go rancid if stored improperly or for too long.
The milky fire extinguisher may have a delayed debut while the team works on a version that doesn't easily wash out or smell rancid.
In high temperatures, the oil goes rancid as heat accelerates spoilage via oxidation.
As the oil is heated and mixed with oxygen, it becomes acidic, or what is referred to as rancid. Rancid oil should not be consumed.
But dry food is far less nutritious (oxidation slowly decreases the vitamin activity), and has far more potential to be rancid, the more time passes post-manufacture.
Lumps of rancid fat have washed up on several more beaches along the south Wales coast, say environmental experts.
For instance, chemicals such as butylated hydroxytoluene are used to prevent food from going rancid, but you'll also find it in jet fuel and embalming fluid.
The analysis proved the existence of 'rancid' smell in some samples.
You'll get more than you bargained for--increased risk of the food becoming rancid and contaminated.