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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Phlegmatic \Phleg*mat"ic\, a. [L. phlegmaticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. phlegmatique.] 1. Watery. [Obs.] "Aqueous and phlegmatic." --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Abounding in phlegm; as, phlegmatic humors; a phlegmatic constitution. --Harvey. [1913 Webster] 3. Generating or causing phlegm. "Cold and phlegmatic habitations." --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 4. Not easily excited to action or passion; cold; dull; sluggish; heavy; as, a phlegmatic person. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Phlegmatic temperament (Old Physiol.), lymphatic temperament. See under Lymphatic. [1913 Webster]