Phleg*mat"ic (?), a. [L. phlegmaticus, Gr. : cf. F. phlegmatique.]

1.

Watery.

[Obs.] "Aqueous and phlegmatic."

Sir I. Newton.

2.

Abounding in phlegm; as, phlegmatic humors; a phlegmatic constitution.

Harvey.

3.

Generating or causing phlegm.

"Cold and phlegmatic habitations."

Sir T. Browne.

4.

Not easily excited to action or passion; cold; dull; sluggish; heavy; as, a phlegmatic person.

Addison.

Phlegmatic temperament Old Physiol., lymphatic temperament. See under Lymphatic.

 

© Webster 1913.

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