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adjective American English pronunciation: stale /steɪl/ 
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adjectivestale
comparativestaler
superlativestalest
  1. 1
    stale food such as bread is old and no longer fresh

    a package of stale crackers

    get/go stale:

    Wrap the bread up well or it'll get stale.

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staleness

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