Definition of bile in English:


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Pronunciation: /bʌɪl


[mass noun]
1A bitter greenish-brown alkaline fluid which aids digestion and is secreted by the liver and stored in the gall bladder.
More example sentences
  • 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, bitterness, or irritability: his response was full of bile and hatred
More example sentences
  • 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.


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

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