Phlegmatic

Phleg*mat"ic

(?), a. [L. phlegmaticus, Gr. : cf. F. phlegmatique.] 1. Watery. [Obs.] "Aqueous and phlegmatic." Sir I. Newton.
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2. Abounding in phlegm; as, phlegmatic humors; a phlegmatic constitution. Harvey.
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3. Generating or causing phlegm. "Cold and phlegmatic habitations." Sir T. Browne.
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4. Not easily excited to action or passion; cold; dull; sluggish; heavy; as, a phlegmatic person. Addison.
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Phlegmatic temperament (Old Physiol.), lymphatic temperament. See under Lymphatic.
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