Definition of bile in English:

bile

Syllabification: bile
Pronunciation: /bīl
 
/

noun

  • 1A bitter greenish-brown alkaline fluid that aids digestion and is secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder.
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    • The main function of the gallbladder is to store bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver.
    • The gallbladder is a small muscular sac located under the liver that stores bile secreted by the liver.
    • The gall bladder receives bile from the liver, stores and concentrates it, and delivers it to the intestine as required.
  • 2Anger; irritability: that topic is sure to stir up plenty of bile
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    • Scratch the surface and all you'll find resentment, bitterness and bile!
    • There's sheer anger and sheer angst, there's bile and hatred, there is loathing.
    • I can feel anger and bile rising in me, rising up out of the years of desperation and hollow fury.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French, from Latin bilis.

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