Definition of Phlegm in English :

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Phlegm

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Noun

2. phlegm, sputum

expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness

3. flatness, languor, lethargy, phlegm, sluggishness

inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

Example Sentences:
'the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Phlegm

see synonyms of phlegm
noun
1. 
the viscid mucus secreted by the walls of the respiratory tract
2. archaic
one of the four bodily humours
3. 
apathy; stolidity; indifference
4. 
self-possession; imperturbability; coolness

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Phlegm

see synonyms of phlegm
noun
1. 
the thick, stringy mucus secreted by the mucous glands of the respiratory tract and discharged from the throat, as during a cold
2.  Obsolete
that one of the four humors of the body which was believed in medieval times to cause sluggishness or dullness
3. 
a. 
sluggishness or apathy
b. 
calmness or composure

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Phlegm

see synonyms of phlegm
n.
1. Thick, sticky, stringy mucus secreted by the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract, as during a cold or other respiratory infection.
2. One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, thought to cause sluggishness, apathy, and evenness of temper.
3. Sluggishness of temperament.
4. Calm self-possession; equanimity.

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