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(n) the thick mucus that stays in our throat, more so during colds. A related word is phlegmatic, meaning 'calm, not easily disturbed.' The woman came distraught into the police station with her husband to lodge a complaint about their missing son. She later asked her husband how those policemen could have been so phlegmatic about the loss of someone's child. "Don't they have children too? Don't they know what a trauma this is? How could they have been so casual about the whole thing?" "It is their daily job," her husband explained. "They deal with blood and gore and rapes and thefts many times each day and that has inured them."

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