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Definition of Bladder


  1. A bag or sac in animals, which serves as the receptacle of some fluid; as, the urinary bladder; the gall bladder; -- applied especially to the urinary bladder, either within the animal, or when taken out and inflated with air.
  2. Any vesicle or blister, especially if filled with air, or a thin, watery fluid.
  3. A distended, membranaceous pericarp.
  4. Anything inflated, empty, or unsound.
  5. To swell out like a bladder with air; to inflate.
  6. To put up in bladders; as, bladdered lard.

Bladder Quotations

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
Alfred Hitchcock

They had me on the operating table all day. They looked into my stomach, my gall bladder, they examined everything inside of me. Know what they decided? I need glasses.
Joe E. Lewis

I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Stephen Fry

One of the most difficult things to contend with in a hospital is that assumption on the part of the staff that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind.
Jean Kerr

My bladder cancer was related to smoking, and I think smoking kills people.
Bob Schieffer
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Bladder Translations

bladder in Dutch is blaas
bladder in French is bulle, vessie
bladder in German is Blase
bladder in Italian is soffio, vescica
bladder in Latin is vesica
bladder in Portuguese is bexiga
bladder in Spanish is vejiga
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