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stale 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/stāl/,
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staler, comparative; stalest, superlative;
  1. (of food) No longer fresh and pleasant to eat; hard, musty, or dry
    • - stale bread
  2. No longer new and interesting or exciting
    • - their marriage had gone stale
  3. (of a person) No longer able to perform well or creatively because of having done something for too long
    • - a top executive tends to get stale
  4. (of a check or legal claim) Invalid because out of date

Verb
  1. (of an animal, esp. a horse) Urinate


  1. lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
  2. urinate, of cattle and horses
  3. cold: lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"
  4. (staleness) triteness: unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed
  5. (staleness) having lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging
  6. Stale is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Grębów, within Tarnobrzeg County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland. It lies approximately west of Grębów, east of Tarnobrzeg, and north of the regional capital Rzeszów.
  7. (Staleness) Staling, or "going stale" is a chemical and physical process in bread and other foods that reduces their palatability. Stale bread is dry and leathery.
  8. A bird used as a decoy to trap other birds; Any trap or lure; A low class of prostitute (originally used as a decoy by other criminals); Having lost its freshness from age. ...
  9. A taste fault that gives the coffee brew an unpleasant taste. Result of moisture and oxygen penetrating the bean fiber and adversely affecting the organic material that remains in the coffee bean, occurring in the staling process after roasting.
  10. Dull, heavy wines that are oxidized or lack balancing acidity for freshness are called stale.
  11. Wine with lifeless, stagnant qualities. Usually found in wines that were kept in large vessel storage for an excessive length of time.
  12. The flavor of coffee from roasted beans that have been stored for too long.
  13. Coffee that has been exposed to oxygen for too long. It becomes flat and has a cardboard taste.
  14. Wines that have lost their fresh, youthful qualities are called stale. Opposite of fresh.
  15. (A complaint) where the complainant has delayed too long in taking action on a grievance.
  16. (n): decoy, lure. FS (Shrew); Golding Abraham; Lodge Wounds; Gascoigne Supposes; (disp.) Greene's Groat.
  17. A tea that has lost most of its quality through excessive age. Stale teas have faded aromas and a characteristic dead, papery taste.
  18. Describes tea that is old, dull, and flat, lacking any preferred liveliness.
  19. Coffee that has not been stored properly may take on this flat, one-dimensional cardboard flavor.
  20. Term used to describe any grab in which you grab the wheels of the skate.
  21. Roasted coffee that has faded in quality after excessive exposure to air. Aroma of stale coffee changes from flat to rancid and finally to cocoa-like. The flavor of stale coffee changes from bitter to rancid and tastes cardboardy.
  22. verb or adjective: an occurrence in which the phone number of a woman is no longer an effective means of making plans with her, usually because too much time has lapsed between interactions and the woman has lost interest; may also be used to describe a woman who has lost interest in a pickup ...