Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to, containing, or resembling phlegm.

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  • adjective Charged with phlegm.

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  • adjective characterized by phlegm

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Examples

  • Then you ride in phlegmy contact with every disease ridden proletarian in the city, drinking undrinkable coffee purchased from some dump or some over-priced Starbucks or wannabe.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Making Fiscal Sense

  • Employees of the Bookstore must never use the word "phlegmy" in the presence of the Author, as it may make him vomit, which would damage his instrument.

    McSweeney's

  • “Tastes fine to me,” Billy gasps, after his own phlegmy bout.

    Monkeytown excerpt 5

  • It always leaves me thirsty and phlegmy but it's my little treat and I enjoy it and that's important too.

    Orthorexia

  • It's the crippled man, yelling into your face, cursing, calling you a thief, his breath phlegmy and rancid.

    Saying It with Flowers

  • Hideous, jarring Luther, filled with phlegmy death rattles, seeping brains, and motiveless daylight butcherings carried out by psychopaths "just for the lulz".

    Grace Dent's TV OD: Luther and Falling Skies

  • Downshifting in this car evokes racy off-throttle overrun sounds—a phlegmy, overheated cough, like Amy Winehouse after a 100-yard dash.

    A Boss on the Road With a Peon's Interior

  • The phlegmy rolling h at the beginning of Hanukkah is very problematic for newcomers.

    Paul Golin: Finally, The Right Way To Spell The December Jewish Holiday

  • Hideous, jarring Luther, filled with phlegmy death rattles, seeping brains, and motiveless daylight butcherings carried out by psychopaths "just for the lulz".

    Grace Dent's TV OD: Luther and Falling Skies

  • However, the CTS-V Coupe is absolutely one of the most exciting cars in the world, a supercharged street fighter, a predator, with an exhaust sound like it's gargling its own phlegmy solder and a look plagiarized from General Dynamics' stealth division.

    BMW 640i: For the All-Business Person

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