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- noun One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, supposed to cause melancholy when present in excess.
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- noun See
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- noun One of the four
humoursof ancient and mediaeval physiology, that was believed to be secreted by the kidneysand spleenand to cause melancholyand sadness when present in excess.
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- noun a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy
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