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jaun•dice /ˈdʒɔndɪs, ˈdʒɑn-/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Pathologya disease in which the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellow because of an increase of bile in the blood.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
jaun•dice  ( jôndis, jän-),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -diced, -dic•ing. 
  1. PathologyAlso called  icterus. yellow discoloration of the skin, whites of the eyes, etc., due to an increase of bile pigments in the blood, often symptomatic of certain diseases, as hepatitis. Cf. physiologic jaundice.
  2. grasserie.
  3. a state of feeling in which views are prejudiced or judgment is distorted, as by envy or resentment.

  1. to distort or prejudice, as by envy or resentment:His social position jaundiced his view of things.
  • Latin galbinus greenish-yellow) + -isse -ice
  • Old French jaunisse, equivalent. to jaune yellow (
  • Middle English jaundis 1275–1325

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jaundice /ˈdʒɔːndɪs/ n
  1. Also called: icterus yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes due to the abnormal presence of bile pigments in the blood, as in hepatitis
  2. a mental state of bitterness, jealousy, and ill humour resulting in distorted judgment
  1. to distort (the judgment, etc) adversely: jealousy had jaundiced his mind
  2. to affect with or as if with jaundice
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French jaunisse, from jaune yellow, from Latin galbinus yellowish, from galbus

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