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JAUNDICE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jaundice mean? 

JAUNDICE (noun)
  The noun JAUNDICE has 2 senses:

1. 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
2. a rough and bitter manner

  Familiarity information: JAUNDICE used as a noun is rare.


JAUNDICE (verb)
  The verb JAUNDICE has 2 senses:

1. distort adversely
2. affect with, or as if with, jaundice

  Familiarity information: JAUNDICE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


JAUNDICE (noun)


Sense 1jaundice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

icterus; jaundice

Hypernyms ("jaundice" is a kind of...):

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Meronyms (parts of "jaundice"):

hyperbilirubinemia (abnormally high amounts of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "jaundice"):

icterus neonatorum; jaundice of the newborn; physiological jaundice of the newborn (yellowish appearance in newborn infants; usually subsides spontaneously)

kernicterus (an abnormal accumulation of bile pigment in the brain and other nerve tissue; causes yellow staining and tissue damage)


Sense 2jaundice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rough and bitter manner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

acrimony; thorniness; bitterness; jaundice; acerbity; tartness

Hypernyms ("jaundice" is a kind of...):

disagreeableness (an ill-tempered and offensive disposition)


JAUNDICE (verb)


Sense 1jaundice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Distort adversely

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Jealousy had jaundiced his judgment

Hypernyms (to "jaundice" is one way to...):

deform; distort; strain (alter the shape of (something) by stress)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2jaundice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affect with, or as if with, jaundice

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "jaundice" is one way to...):

affect (act physically on; have an effect upon)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


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