1. Also, phial.
a small container, as of glass, for holding liquids: a vial of rare perfume; a vial of medicine.
verb (used with object)
to put into or keep in a vial.
3. pour out vials of wrath,
to wreak vengeance or express anger: In her preface she pours out vials of wrath on her detractors.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English viole,
variant of fiole phial