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English definition of “spleen”

spleen

noun uk   /spliːn/ us  

spleen noun (ORGAN)

[C] an organ near the stomach that produces and cleans the body's blood

spleen noun (ANGER)

[U] formal a feeling of anger and disagreement: mainly UK She threatened, in a fit/burst of spleen, to resign. Shareholders used the conference as an opportunity to vent their spleen on (= get angry with) the Board of Directors.
(Definition of spleen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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