Definition of rancidity in English:

rancidity

noun

  • See rancid

    • ‘Saturated fats are also more resistant to oxidation, which creates rancidity.’
    • ‘Antioxidants added to the fat at the time of storage prevent the occurrence of rancidity.’
    • ‘A practical strategy to check for rancidity is to simply smell the fish oil.’
    • ‘In order to minimize this rancidity, manufacturers will hydrogenate the oil.’
    • ‘Store any leftovers in a cool, dry place because the high oil content of the nuts can lead to rancidity.’

Pronunciation

rancidity

/ranˈsɪdɪti/