Pronunciation: (stāl), [key]
adj., stal•er, stal•est,
v., staled, stal•ing.

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.

v.t., v.i.
to make or become stale.


Pronunciation: (stāl), [key]
v.i., staled, stal•ing.
(of livestock, esp. horses) to urinate.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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