bile: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bīl), [key]
— n.
  1. a bitter, alkaline, yellow or greenish liquid, secreted by the liver, that aids in absorption and digestion, esp. of fats.
  2. ill temper; peevishness.
  3. either of two humors associated with anger and gloominess. Cf. black bile, yellow bile.
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