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
2. Bitterness of feeling; choler; anger; ill humor;
as, to stir one's bile. Prescott.
☞ The ancients considered the bile to be the "humor" which caused
Bile, n. [OE. byle, bule,
bele, AS. b?le, b?l; skin to D. buil, G.
beule, and Goth. ufbauljan to puff up. Cf. Boil a
tumor, Bulge.] A boil. [Obs. or Archaic]