phlegmy
adjective see phlegm

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • phlegmy — mid 16c., from PHLEGM (Cf. phlegm) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • phlegmy — adjective Charged with phlegm. His phlegmy cough disgusted everybody on the train …   Wiktionary

  • phlegmy — phlegm ► NOUN 1) the thick viscous substance secreted by the mucous membranes of the respiratory passages. 2) (in medieval science and medicine) one of the four bodily humours, believed to be associated with a calm or apathetic temperament. 3)… …   English terms dictionary

  • phlegmy — adjective characterized by phlegm a phlegmy discharge • Ant: ↑dry • Derivationally related forms: ↑phlegm …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • phlegmy — flemɪ adj. apathetic, indifferent; self composed, calm; phlegmatic, being full of phlegm (formerly believed to cause apathy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phlegm — noun Etymology: Middle English fleume, from Anglo French, from Late Latin phlegmat , phlegma, from Greek, flame, inflammation, phlegm, from phlegein to burn more at black Date: 13th century 1. the one of the four humors in early physiology that… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • phlegmily — adverb In a phlegmy way …   Wiktionary

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