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bile

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

bilen. [L. bilis: cf. F. bile.].
  •  A yellow, or greenish, viscid fluid, usually alkaline in reaction, secreted by the liver. It passes into the intestines, where it aids in the digestive process. Its characteristic constituents are the bile salts, and coloring matters.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Bitterness of feeling; choler; anger; ill humor; as, to stir one's bile.  Prescott.  [1913 Webster]
    " The ancients considered the bile to be the “humor” which caused irascibility."  [1913 Webster]
bilen. [OE. byle, bule, bele, AS. ble, bl; skin to D. buil, G. beule, and Goth. ufbauljan to puff up. Cf. Boil a tumor, Bulge.].
     A boil.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bile, n.
1 a bitter greenish-brown alkaline fluid which aids digestion and is secreted by the liver and stored in the gall-bladder.
2 bad temper; peevish anger.

Idiom
bile-duct the duct which conveys bile from the liver and the gall-bladder to the duodenum.
Etymology
F f. L bilis

THESAURUS

bile

absorption, acerbity, acid, acidity, acidulousness, acrimony, anger, animosity, asperity, assimilation, autacoid, bad humor, bad temper, biliousness, bitter resentment, bitterness, bitterness of spirit, causticity, chalone, choler, corrosiveness, digestion, digestive secretion, digestive system, discontent, endocrine, gall, gastric juice, gastrointestinal tract, gnashing of teeth, hard feelings, heartburning, hormone, ill humor, ill nature, ill temper, ingestion, intestinal juice, liver, mucus, pancreas, pancreatic digestion, pancreatic juice, predigestion, prostatic fluid, rancor, rankling, rheum, saliva, salivary digestion, salivary glands, salivary secretion, secondary digestion, semen, slow burn, soreness, sourness, sperm, spleen, tears, thyroxin, virulence

ROGET THESAURUS

bile

Resentment

N resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation, exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation, pique, umbrage, huff, miff, soreness, dudgeon, acerbity, virulence, bitterness, acrimony, asperity, spleen, gall, heart-burning, heart-swelling, rankling, ill humor, bad humor, ill temper, bad temper, irascibility, ill blood, revenge, excitement, irritation, warmth, bile, choler, ire, fume, pucker, dander, ferment, ebullition, towering passion, acharnement, angry mood, taking, pet, tiff, passion, fit, tantrums, burst, explosion, paroxysm, storm, rage, fury, desperation, violence, fire and fury, vials of wrath, gnashing of teeth, hot blood, high words, scowl, sulks, affront, provocation, offense, indignity, grudge, crow to pluck, bone to pick, sore subject, casus belli, ill turn, outrage, Furies, Eumenides, buffet, slap in the face, box on the ear, rap on the knuckles, angry, wrath, irate, ireful, wrathful, cross, Achillean, sulky, bitter, virulent, acrimonious &c (discourteous), violent, warm, burning, boiling, boiling over, fuming, raging, foaming, foaming at the mouth, convulsed with rage, offended, waxy, acharne, wrought, worked up, indignant, hurt, sore, set against, fierce, wild, rageful, furious, mad with rage, fiery, infuriate, rabid, savage, relentless, flushed with anger, flushed with rage, in a huff, in a stew, in a fume, in a pucker, in a passion, in a rage, in a fury, in a taking, in a way, on one's high ropes, up in arms, in high dudgeon, angrily, in the height of passion, in the heat of passion, in the heat of the moment, Int, tantaene animis coelestibus irae!, marry come up!, zounds!, 'sdeath!, one's blood being up, one's back being up, one's monkey being up, fervens difficili bile jecur, the gorge rising, eyes flashing fire, the blood rising, the blood boiling, haeret lateri lethalis arundo, beware the fury of a patient man, furor arma ministrat, ira furor brevis est, quem Jupiter vult perdere dementat prius, What, drunk with choler?.


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