adjective, phlegmier, phlegmiest.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by phlegm.

1540–50; phlegm + -y1 Unabridged
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phlegm (flɛm)
1.  the viscid mucus secreted by the walls of the respiratory tract
2.  archaic one of the four bodily humours
3.  apathy; stolidity; indifference
4.  self-possession; imperturbability; coolness
[C14: from Old French fleume, from Late Latin phlegma, from Greek: inflammation, from phlegein to burn]

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At the same time, explosive, phlegmy hisses are blasted at the threat with each exhalation.
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