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The Definition of - bile (noun)

    noun
    1.
    Physiology. a bitter, alkaline, yellow or greenish liquid, secreted by the liver, that aids in absorption and digestion, especially of fats.
    2.
    ill temper; peevishness.
    3.
    Old Physiology. either of two humors associated with anger and gloominess.

Word Example of - bile

    Example Sentences for bile

    Doctors know nothing whatever about bile, and liver-medicines are a superstition.

    The gall bladder was filled with bile, and the pancreas indurated.

    It contains not only the bile colouring matter but also the bile acids.

    But treat him with contempt, and it raises his bile directly.

    The bile and other juices that flow into the intestine perform important functions also.

    When you bile potaters, don't you let 'em run over onto the stove.

    The bile is absorbed into the blood because an obstacle to its passage by the bile-ducts exists at some point in their course.

    Inflammations of the body come from burnings and inflamings, and all of them originate in bile.

    The oil filters much more readily through the one moistened with bile, than through the one moistened with water.

    He admitted to himself that the events of the day had stirred his “bile.”

Word Origin & History of - bile

    Word Origin & History

    bile 1660s, from Fr. bile (17c.) "bile," also, informally, "anger," from L. bilis "fluid secreted by the liver," also one of the four humors (also known as choler), thus "anger, peevishness" (especially as black bile, 1797).