adjective, stal·er, stal·est.
verb (used with or without object), staled, stal·ing.
Words nearby stale
Origin of stale1
SYNONYMS FOR stale
OTHER WORDS FROM stalestale·ly, adverbstale·ness, noun
Definition for staling (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), staled, stal·ing.
Origin of stale2
Examples from the Web for staling
The occation was for staling a small bark of littell or no vallue.Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I|Richard Cocks
They show by degrees the gradual, and then the rapid, staling of Rosalie's fond sympathies.
Is it not perceivable that it had, on the contrary, a staling quality?
He straightened his slouched shoulders, and the fog left his eyes and the fumes of staling alcohol quit his brain.Old Judge Priest|Irvin S. Cobb