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staleness / lo rancio
 
staleness   [ˈsteɪlnɪs]   -noun
1. (=lack of freshness)
a. [of cheese, butter, sweat, cigarette smoke]   lo rancio
b. [of air]   lo viciado
c. [biscuit, beer]   lo pasado
d. [of cake]   sequedad (f),   lo seco
e. [of bread]   lo correoso
(=hardness)   dureza (f)
2. (figurative)
a. [of news, joke]   lo viejo
b. [of person, relationship]   estancamiento (m),   anquilosamiento (m)
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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