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spleen

noun uk   us   /spliːn/

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.
Translations of “spleen”
in Vietnamese lá lách, tì…
in Spanish bazo…
in Thai ม้าม…
in Malaysian limpa…
in French rate…
in German die Milz…
in Chinese (Traditional) 器官, 脾…
in Indonesian limpa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 器官, 脾…
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