Staleness



adjective, staler, stalest.
1.
not fresh; vapid or flat, as beverages; dry or hardened, as bread.
2.
musty; stagnant:
stale air.
3.
having lost novelty or interest; hackneyed; trite:
a stale joke.
4.
having lost freshness, vigor, quick intelligence, initiative, or the like, as from overstrain, boredom, or surfeit:
He had grown stale on the job and needed a long vacation.
5.
Law. having lost force or effectiveness through absence of action, as a claim.
verb (used with or without object), staled, staling.
6.
to make or become stale.
adjective
1.
(esp of food) hard, musty, or dry from being kept too long
2.
(of beer, etc) flat and tasteless from being kept open too long
3.
(of air) stagnant; foul
4.
uninteresting from overuse; hackneyed: stale clichés
5.
no longer new: stale news
6.
lacking in energy or ideas through overwork or lack of variety
7.
(banking) (of a cheque) not negotiable by a bank as a result of not having been presented within six months of being written
8.
(law) (of a claim, etc) having lost its effectiveness or force, as by failure to act or by the lapse of time
verb
9.
to make or become stale
verb
1.
(intransitive) (of livestock) to urinate
noun
2.
the urine of horses or cattle

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