'flemɪ adj. apathetic, indifferent; self-composed, calm; phlegmatic, being full of phlegm (formerly believed to cause apathy)

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  • phlegmy — /flem ee/, adj., phlegmier, phlegmiest. of, pertaining to, or characterized by phlegm. [1540 50; PHLEGM + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • phlegm — [flem] n. [ME fleume < MFr < LL phlegma, clammy humor of the body < Gr, inflammation, hence, humors caused by inflammation < phlegein, to burn: for IE base see BLACK] 1. the thick, stringy mucus secreted by the mucous glands of the… …   English World dictionary

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