Examples of phlegm in a Sentence
He displayed remarkable phlegm in very dangerous conditions.
a man of remarkable phlegm, never showing enthusiasm nor displeasure
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Avgolemono at North Beach Gyro: Lemon supposedly reduces phlegm in the body, and avgolemono packs in the tartness with the homey feel of chicken soup. — U.R. 701 Union St., San Francisco.
The topic is Hippocrates’ psychological prototypes — melancholic, sanguine, phlegmatic and choleric — based on ancient beliefs in four corresponding humors: black bile, blood, phlegm and yellow bile.
For instance, staying hydrated makes your mucus and phlegm thinner and, therefore, easier to clear.
Yan’s world is earthy, male and often very juvenile: snot, urine, phlegm and voluminous breasts almost qualify as secondary characters.
When the air quality is bad enough, even healthy people can suffer wheezing, phlegm, and inflammation.
Victims of black lung often suffer bouts of coughing that produce copious amounts of dark, inky phlegm.
So if someone’s four humors—black bile, yellow bile, blood, and phlegm—were seen to be out of balance, they’d likely be advised to avoid certain tastes, and eat more of others.
Writers including Hippocrates and Galen believed the human body was composed of four humors, or fluids: blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile.
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PHLEGM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of phlegm for English Language Learners
: a thick, yellowish liquid that is produced in the nose and throat especially when a person has a cold
: calmness in a difficult or unpleasant situation
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