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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 phlegm /ˈflɛm/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 phlegm /ˈflɛm/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Phlegm n.
 1. One of the four humors of which the ancients supposed the blood to be composed. See Humor.
 2. Physiol. Viscid mucus secreted in abnormal quantity in the respiratory and digestive passages.
 3. Old Chem. A watery distilled liquor, in distinction from a spirituous liquor.
 4. Sluggishness of temperament; dullness; want of interest; indifference; coldness.
    They judge with fury, but they write with phlegm.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
           [syn: emotionlessness, impassivity, impassiveness,
            indifference, stolidity, unemotionality]
      2: expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the
         respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology
         it was believed to cause sluggishness [syn: sputum]
      3: inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy [syn: languor,
          lethargy, sluggishness]