phlegm: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (flem), [key]
- the thick mucus secreted in the respiratory passages and discharged through the mouth, esp. that occurring in the lungs and throat passages, as during a cold.
- one of the four elemental bodily humors of medieval physiology, regarded as causing sluggishness or apathy.
- sluggishness, indifference, or apathy.
- self-possession, calmness, or composure.
- phlegm (Thesaurus)