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bile

noun [U] uk   /baɪl/ us  
the bitter, yellow liquid produced by the liver that helps to digest fat: Meat-eaters have to produce extensive bile acids in their intestines to properly digest the meat that they eat. very angry feelings, words, or behaviour: His article was full of loathing and bile.
Translations of “bile”
in Spanish bilis, hiel, mal genio…
in French bile, mauvaise humeur…
in German die Galle, die Reizbarkeit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 膽汁, 憤怒,怒氣…
in Russian желчь…
in Turkish safra, öd…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胆汁, 愤怒,怒气…
in Polish żółć…
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