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stale

adjective banal, boring, common, decayed, declining, dull, effete, faded, fetid, flat, fusty, hackneyed, humdrum, insipid, jejune, mildewed, moldy, monotonous, musty, obsoletus, off, old, pedestrian, prosaic, prosy, rancid, rotten, savorless, sour, soured, spoiled, tasteless, timeworn, trite, unimaginative, uninteresting, unvaried, vapid, wasted, wilted, withered, without novelty, worn out
Associated concepts: stale cause of action, stale check
See also: dilapidated, languid, lifeless, mundane, obsolete, old, ordinary, outdated, outmoded, pedestrian, prosaic, repetitious, trite, usual

stale

of a claim, having lost its effectiveness or force, as by failure to act or by the lapse of time. Some stale claims maybe lost forever by operation of PRESCRIPTION or LIMITATION. See CHEQUE, LACHES.
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Grinding opens more surface area to the oxidizing action of the air and therefore promotes staling.
Ohio State University scientists and colleagues wanted to determine how the increased crumb density of white pan bread would affect the bread's rate of staling.
Meanwhile, the scientists have found that at the heart of the staling process is moisture movement throughout the tortilla via the protein matrix and starch molecules.