Pronunciation Noun

bile (uncountable)

  1. (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.
  2. bitterness of temper; ill humour; irascibility.
  3. Two of the four humours, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: bile
  • Russian: желчь

bile (plural biles)

  1. (obsolete) A boil (kind of swelling).

bile (biles, present participle biling; past and past participle biled)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of boil#English|boil.
    • 1912, Stella George Stern Perry, Melindy (page 130)
      We pretty near biled ourselves and Miss Euly done got her bes' pink apron stained, an' I dropped Sis Suky's big kitchen spoon in de hogshead of sand […]

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