Complete Definition of "phlegm"

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Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Ém|-Ém
Etymology
From w:French language|Frenchcategory:French derivations phlegme, flegme, w:Latin|LatinCategory:Latin derivations phlegma, from w:Greek language|GreekCategory:Greek derivations a flame, inflammation, phlegm, a morbid, clammy humor in the body, ''to burn. Compare with phlox, flagrant, flame, bleak (adjective), and fulminate.
Noun
phlegm
#viscid|Viscid mucus secreted in the respiratory and digestive passages.
#A watery distilled liquor, in distinction from a spirituous liquor.
#One of the four humors of which the ancients supposed the blood to be composed.
#sluggishness|Sluggishness of temperament; dullness; want of interest; indifference; coldness.

Translations
trans-top|mucus secreted in the respiratory and digestive passages
Czech: hlen m
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Chinese: ç°
French: phlegme (1), glaire (1)
Hebrew: ××××
Italian: espettorato
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Japanese: ç°
Polish: orosienie
Spanish: flema f
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Category:Bodily fluids

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