- An example of bile is what your liver releases and stores in the gallbladder to help you digest fatty foods.
- An example of bile is what your angry uncle has.
The definition of bile is a bitter fluid secreted by the liver that helps in digestion, or bile is bitterness and anger.
- the bitter, alkaline, yellow-brown or greenish fluid secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder: it is discharged into the duodenum and helps in digestion, esp. of fats
- either of two bodily humors (black bile, or melancholy, and yellow bile, or choler) in ancient physiology
- bitterness; anger
Origin of bileFrench ; from Classical Latin bilis
- A bitter, alkaline, brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow fluid that is secreted by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and discharged into the duodenum and aids in the emulsification, digestion, and absorption of fats. Also called gall1.
- Bitterness of temper; ill humor; irascibility.
- Either of two bodily humors, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.
Origin of bileFrench, from Latin bīlis.
(usually uncountable, plural biles)
- (biochemistry) A bitter brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow secretion produced by the liver, stored in the gall bladder, and discharged into the duodenum where it aids the process of digestion.
- bitterness of temper; ill humour; irascibility.
- Two of the four humours, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.
- (obsolete) A boil (kind of swelling).