Adjective "bile" definition and examples

(Bile may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bʌɪl/

Definitions and examples

noun

A bitter greenish-brown alkaline fluid which aids digestion and is secreted by the liver and stored in the gall bladder.
  1. 'It also stimulates release of bile from the liver and pepsin from the stomach.'
  2. 'It stores a green liquid called bile, which is produced by the liver to help the body digest fats and other substances.'
  3. 'Gall stones in the Gall bladder, a storehouse for bile secreted by the liver, is a common health problem.'
  4. 'No one wants to get blood, pus, bile, or urine over their clothes, after all, not to mention faeces or vomit.'
  5. 'In a healthy liver, blood and bile travel in opposite directions and never meet.'
  6. 'However, the mechanism of the response to heat stress vis-a-vis the formation and flow of bile in liver is not known.'
  7. 'A sac located under the liver that stores and concentrates bile secreted by the liver.'
  8. 'The gallbladder is a small muscular sac located under the liver that stores bile secreted by the liver.'
  9. 'It stores bile, a liquid produced by the liver, and then releases it into the intestine to help digestion.'
  10. 'The gallbladder is a tiny pouch that stores the bile produced by the liver.'
Anger, bitterness, or irritability.
  1. 'This is where the bile and the agony and the rage of rock and roll was sharpened and honed.'
  2. 'You can see the bile and fury rising up in their necks, and then all hell breaks loose.'
  3. 'The Sunday papers in Ireland were full of bile for the Lord Mayor.'
  4. 'I can feel anger and bile rising in me, rising up out of the years of desperation and hollow fury.'
  5. 'Who wants to flip to the sports page only to find bitter bile and moping?'
  6. 'So it is that one notices that a marked tendency to bile and ill-humour surfaces among blog entries.'
  7. 'Not only do these dark souls live each day consumed by hatred and bile, but they drag others into it.'
  8. 'Lara's panic had turned to hot anger, rising in the back of her throat like bile.'
  9. 'The first festival I attended was by far the best, because the air was thick with bile and acrimony.'
  10. 'Feel your bile rise in righteous indignation as you realise they've put in not one but two Coldplay albums.'

More definitions

1. Physiology. a bitter, alkaline, yellow or greenish liquid, secreted by the liver, that aids in absorption and digestion, especially of fats.

2. ill temper; peevishness.

3. Old Physiology. either of two humors associated with anger and gloominess.

More examples(as adjective)

"ducts can be bile."

"precipitations can be bile."

"contents can be bile."

"concentrations can be bile."

"components can be bile."

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Origin

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