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leucophlegmatic

Definitions

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  • adj. Having a dropsical habit of body, with a white bloated skin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a dropsical habit of body, with a white bloated skin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or affected with leucophlegmacy.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek. Compare French leucophlegmatique.

Examples

  • The form of body peculiarly subject to phthisical complaints was the smooth, the whitish, that resembling the lentil; the reddish, the blue-eyed, the leucophlegmatic, and that with the scapulae having the appearance of wings: and women in like manner, with regard to the melancholic and subsanguineous, phrenitic and dysenteric affections principally attacked them.

    Of The Epidemics

  • P.S. I forgot to tell you, that my right ancle pits, a symptom, as I take it, of its being oedematous, not leucophlegmatic.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • He told me t’other day, with great confidence, that my case was dropsical; or, as he called it, leucophlegmatic: A sure sign, that his want of experience is equal to his presumption — for, you know, there is nothing analogous to the dropsy in my disorder — I wish those impertinent fellows, with their ricketty understandings, would keep their advice for those that ask it.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

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