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    rancid - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rancid

    (adj) (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
    Example Sentence
    • rancid butter
    • rancid bacon
    (adj) smelling of fermentation or staleness
    Synonyms : sour
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rancid

ran+acid(acid)...presence of acid(secreted by bacteria during the process of fermentation) in curd makes the curd bitter in taste and bad in smell

ran+cid..ran(rank)+cid(acid)...rank means bad smell..and a acid which smell bad

"ranc" sounds like "rank" which also means the same.

rancid=ran+cid,cid is a police officeer as we know,he ran away because ,he is unable to bear the bad smell

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Rancid : Ran (Rain)+ Cid (Acid).. Acid rain always gives bad smell.

ran away when i smelt that acid it was so bad...

Rancid ends with "cid" which could refer to Seed oil,now bad smell of seed oil

RAIN+SEED..when rain falls on seed, it gets fermented and smells bad

Rotten+Acid...smells bad

ran(bhaago)+sid(sada hua)=> bhaago sadi hui badboo(odor) aa rahi hai

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