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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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phlegmphlegm /flem/ noun [uncountable]  1 HBHthe thick yellowish substance produced in your nose and throat, especially when you have a cold syn mucus2 CALMunusual calmness in worrying, frightening, or exciting situations
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phlegmAfter gargling on her phlegm for a while, she began to choke.An irritating cough producing very little phlegm and becoming worse when taking a deep breath.My voice is like sandpaper, I cough up gobs of phlegm, my liver feels like a sandbag.Kingsley rolled phlegm in his throat but remained with his head bowed.He looked in the mirror and could see a gout of her smoker's phlegm on his cheek.
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