Definitions of bile

  1. a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
  2. 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.
  3. Bitterness of feeling; choler; anger; ill humor; as, to stir one's bile.
  4. A boil.
  5. An emulsifying agent produced in the LIVER and secreted into the DUODENUM. Its composition includes BILE ACIDS AND SALTS; CHOLESTEROL; and ELECTROLYTES. It aids DIGESTION of fats in the duodenum.
  6. A yellow bitter fluid produced by the liver from blood; illhumor; peevishness.
  7. Gall, fel; the yellowish brown or green fluid secreted by the liver; it contains sodium glycocholate and sodium taurocholate, cholesterin, biliverdin and bilirubin, mucus, fat, and lecithin; it is discharged into the duodenum and there assists in the emulsionizing of fats, increases peristalsis, and retards putrefaction.
  8. A thick yellow bitter fluid secreted by the liver: ( fig.) ill- humor.
  9. Biliary.
  10. Gall; a bitter liquid secreted by the liver.
  11. A bitter greenish fluid secreted by the liver.
  12. Anger; peevishness.
  13. A thick, yellow, bitter liquid, secreted by the liver; ill tumour; inflamed tumour or boil.
  14. A thick, yellow, bitter liquor separated in the liver, and collected in the gall- bladder; gall; ill humour.
  15. More frequently boil a soft tumour upon the flesh.
  16. The secretion of the liver.

Usage examples for bile

  1. At first when I wanted boiled eggs and heard Boggley order unda bile I remonstrated, " Not under- boiled, hard- boiled," until it was explained to me that unda meant egg. – Olivia in India by O. Douglas
  2. Perhaps it was a spirit morbidly brooding on the religious oppressions of the times; perhaps it was bile –  by
  3. I had forgotten that I must have regard to you, as I would to a fever and the bile and raise an altar to you, as there is at Rome an altar to fever. – A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion by Epictetus
  4. Well, to bile this yarn of mine down, I rode through those woods and around the settlement most of that afternoon. –  by
  5. Continued irritation- a sour disposition resulting in excess flow of bile did not provide just the sort of environment in which they cared to bring up the kiddies. – Inside John Barth by William W. Stuart
  6. You'll want some fattin' 'fore you's good enough for a bile let alone a roast. – Old Hendrik's Tales by Arthur Owen Vaughan
  7. " Has not come down yet, Sir George; says her nerve is shook," said Castleman, retiring with a plate to the sideboard; then added, with the freedom of an old servant, " Bile I should say." – Cecilia de Noël by Lanoe Falconer
  8. Bile 'em in er pint er water- an' then fling 'em overboard. – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains
  9. Have you got that dose of bile out of your system? – Rival Pitchers of Oakdale by Morgan Scott
  10. Good 'nough for her to roast, blister, and bile done get used to it, case she's got to in kingdom come, no mistake- he! – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  11. Dat ar chick'n fixin's, dey look lak deyer good, yet 'taint familious wid me lak dat ar bile ham. – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  12. The original reputation of this herb was acquired because of its purgative properties, which enabled it to carry off black bile which was causing insanity. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  13. This book had great influence over him; he read it with extreme attention, and reading prodigiously stirred up his bile – Marie by Alexander Pushkin
  14. All the bile in her body flew up into her eyes, and turned them green; she looked as if she longed to scratch my face. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  15. It sometimes happens from causes which we do not understand that the liver structure not only does not undergo that higher development which should take place, but that the fat cells increase at the expense of the bile cells. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  16. No light task this of conveying to the Creator, in covert terms, a due sense of the iniquity of the Jesuits, without, at the same time, stirring O'Flynn's bile and seeing him get up and stalk out of meeting, as had happened once before. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  17. I knew he'd work off the bile in his own way. – Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia by Seba Smith
  18. The intimate character of this relation gives strong color to the reasoning based on the material view that the brain produces thought, as the liver produces bile – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle