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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spleen /ˈsplin/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 spleen /ˈsplɪn/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spleen, v. t. To dislke. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spleen n.
 1. Anat. A peculiar glandlike but ductless organ found near the stomach or intestine of most vertebrates and connected with the vascular system; the milt. Its exact function in not known.
 2. Anger; latent spite; ill humor; malice; as, to vent one's spleen.
 In noble minds some dregs remain,
 Not yet purged off, of spleen and sour disdain.   --Pope.
 3. A fit of anger; choler.
 4. A sudden motion or action; a fit; a freak; a whim. [Obs. or R.]
    A thousand spleens bear her a thousand ways.   --Shak.
 5. Melancholy; hypochondriacal affections.
    Bodies changed to various forms by spleen.   --Pope.
 There is a luxury in self-dispraise:
 And inward self-disparagement affords
 To meditative spleen a grateful feast.   --Wordsworth.
 6. A fit of immoderate laughter or merriment. [Obs.]
    Thy silly thought enforces my spleen.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body
           between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells
           involved in immune responses [syn: lien]
      2: a feeling of resentful anger [syn: irascibility, short
         temper, quick temper]