phlegm definition

  • noun:
    • Thick, gluey, stringy mucus released because of the mucous membrane for the respiratory tract, since during a cold or any other breathing illness.
    • One of the four humors of old and medieval physiology, thought to trigger sluggishness, apathy, and evenness of temperament.
    • Sluggishness of temperament.
    • Calm self-possession; equanimity.
    • One of the four humors that the ancients supposed the blood become composed. See humor.
    • Viscid mucus secreted in abnormal quantity into the respiratory and digestive passages.
    • A watery distilled alcohol, in difference from a spirituous liquor.
    • Sluggishness of temperament; dullness; desire interesting; indifference; coldness.
    • among four humors that the ancients supposed the blood becoming composed.
    • In old biochemistry, the aqueous, insipid, as well as in odorous products acquired by subjecting wet veggie matter towards action of heat.
    • A thick viscid matter secreted in the digestion and respiratory passages, and released by coughing or vomiting; bronchial mucus.
    • Dullness; sluggishness; indifference; coolness; apathy; peaceful self-restraint.
    • Synonyms Insensibility, Impassibility, etc. See apathy.
    • apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional responses
    • expectorated matter; saliva blended with discharges from breathing passages; in old and medieval physiology it absolutely was thought to cause sluggishness
    • inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

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