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1. Watery. Aqueous and phlegmatic.

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

3. Generating or causing phlegm. Cold and phlegmatic habitations.

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

(Science: physiology) Phlegmatic temperament, lymphatic temperament. See Lymphatic.

Origin: L. Phlegmaticus, Gr., cf. F. Phlegmatique.