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Meaning of PHLEGM

Pronunciation:  flem

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
  2. [n]  expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness
  3. [n]  apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

PHLEGM is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: emotionlessness, impassiveness, impassivity, indifference, languor, lethargy, sluggishness, sputum, stolidity, unemotionality
 See Also: apathy, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, inactiveness, inactivity, inertia, liquid body substance, mucous secretion, mucus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Phlegm\, n. [F. phlegme, flegme, L. phlegma, fr. Gr. ? a
flame, inflammation, phlegm, a morbid, clammy humor in the
body, fr. ? to burn. Cf. {Phlox}, {Flagrant}, {Flame},
{Bleak}, a., and {Fluminate}.]
1. One of the four humors of which the ancients supposed the
   blood to be composed. See {Humor}. --Arbuthnot.

2. (Physiol.) Viscid mucus secreted in abnormal quantity in
   the respiratory and digestive passages.

3. (Old Chem.) A watery distilled liquor, in distinction from
   a spirituous liquor. --Crabb.

4. Sluggishness of temperament; dullness; want of interest;
   indifference; coldness.

         They judge with fury, but they write with phlegm.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: mucous from the lungs.
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