If something is stale, it’s old. Food goes stale, but so do some other things that lose their freshness.

  • This bread is stale.
  • I can’t eat these crackers. They’re too stale.
  • Cindy’s leftover popcorn from last night is stale.
  • If hard pretzels go stale, they become soft.
  • If a cake goes stale, it becomes hard.
  • Sarah broke up with her boyfriend because their relationship had become stale and lacked passion.
  • It’s not a good idea to drink stale water. Fresh water is much better.

pita bread

Pita bread goes stale if it’s left out for too long.

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May 23, 2014