jaundice Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
noun a rough and bitter manner
acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness.
verb distort adversely
- Jealousy had jaundiced his judgment
verb affect with, or as if with, jaundice
(Med.) A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the fæces, constipation, uneasiness in the region of the stomach, loss of appetite, and general languor and lassitude. It is caused usually by obstruction of the biliary passages and consequent damming up, in the liver, of the bile, which is then absorbed into the blood.
Jaun"dice transitive verb
To affect with jaundice; to color by prejudice or envy; to prejudice.
The envy of wealth jaundiced his soul. Ld. Lytton.
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