Origin of rancid
Related formsran·cid·ly, adverbran·cid·ness, ran·cid·i·ty, nounun·ran·cid, adjective
Examples from the Web for rancidity
Certain experiments now under way give promise that the kernels can be kept fresh and free from rancidity indefinitely.The Pecan and its Culture|H. Harold Hume
Practically, rancidity is held in check by storing butter at low temperatures where germ growth is quite suspended.Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition|H. L. Russell
The soap manufacturer is interested in rancidity to the extent of the effect upon the finished soap.
Formerly, the acidity of a fat was looked upon as the direct measure of its rancidity.
Not only does it vary much in freedom from acid and rancidity, but is frequently adulterated.The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition|A. W. Duncan