Definition of bile
1a : either of two humors associated in old physiology with irascibility and melancholyb : a yellow or greenish viscid alkaline fluid secreted by the liver and passed into the duodenum where it aids especially in the emulsification and absorption of fats
Examples of bile in a Sentence
One writer objected to what she described as “the bile that is spewed from the newspaper's editorial page.”
with considerable bile, the author recounts a childhood filled with misery and loneliness
Recent Examples of bile from the Web
Biles returned home with a note suggesting she be enrolled into a class such was her natural aptitude for the sport.
Symptoms may include nausea, itching, headaches, bloating, and raised bile levels.
The bed of excrement also contained unusual levels of bile acids and fatty compounds found in the digestive tracts of horses and ruminants.
Scalise is known for spewing racist bile in the name of conservatism, and the article argued that black people should stop placing their lives in jeopardy to keep more bigots on the planet.
Let the campaigns begin, with spirited debate and none of the bile that has been spewed nationally.
This often causes inflammation, infection, and obstruction of bile flow, leading to pain and discomfort.
Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all time, was a guest speaker at the 13th annual 44 Women for Orangewood Scholarship luncheon at the Disneyland Hotel.
It’s also possible SIR-Spheres may help patients with a form of cancer that starts in the bile duct, for whom there is a dearth of effective treatments, said UBS’s Goodsall, who rates Sirtex a buy.
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Origin and Etymology of bile
Latin bilis; akin to Welsh bustl bile
First Known Use: 1547See Words from the same year
BILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bile for English Language Learners
: a yellow or greenish liquid that is made by the liver and that helps the body to digest fats
: anger or hatred
BILE Defined for Kids
Definition of bile for Students
: a thick bitter yellow or greenish fluid produced by the liver to aid in digestion of fats in the small intestine
Medical Definition of bile
1: a yellow or greenish viscid alkaline fluid secreted by the liver and passed into the duodenum where it aids especially in the emulsification and absorption of fats—called also fel
2: either of two humors associated in old physiology with irascibility and melancholy
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