Bile
Bile Bile, n. [L. bilis: cf. F. bile.] 1. (Physiol.) 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]

2. Bitterness of feeling; choler; anger; ill humor; as, to stir one's bile. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

Note: The ancients considered the bile to be the ``humor'' which caused irascibility. [1913 Webster]


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