Meaning of jaundice

jaun•dice

Pronunciation: ( jôn'dis, jän'-), [key]
— n., v., -diced, -dic•ing.
—n.
  1. Also calledyellow 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.
—v.t.
  1. to distort or prejudice, as by envy or resentment: His social position jaundiced his view of things.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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