[fleg-mat-ik] /flɛgˈmæt ɪk/
not easily excited to action or display of emotion; apathetic; sluggish.
self-possessed, calm, or composed.
of the nature of or abounding in the humor .
having a stolid or unemotional disposition
not easily excited
“cool, calm, self-possessed,” and in a more pejorative sense, “cold, dull, apathetic,” 1570s, from literal sense “abounding in phlegm (as a bodily humor)” (mid-14c., fleumatik), from Old French fleumatique (13c., Modern French flegmatique), from Late Latin phlegmaticus, from Greek phlegmatikos “abounding in phlegm” (see phlegm).
A verry flewmatike man is in the body lustles, heuy and slow. [John of Trevisa, translation of Bartholomew de Glanville’s “De proprietatibus rerum,” 1398]
phlegmatic phleg·mat·ic (flěg-māt’ĭk) or phleg·mat·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
phlegmon phleg·mon (flěg’mŏn’) n. Acute suppurative inflammation affecting the subcutaneous connective tissue. phleg’mon·ous (-mə-nəs) adj.
- Phlegmonous abscess
phlegmonous abscess n. An abscess characterized by an intense local inflammatory reaction that produces hardening and thickening of the affected area.
- Phlegmonous gastritis
phlegmonous gastritis n. Gastritis marked by severe inflammation, chiefly of the submucous coat, with purulent infiltration of the stomach wall.
- Phlegmonous mastitis
phlegmonous mastitis n. Abscess or cellulitis of the breast.