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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LYMPHATIC

If one sister be sanguine in her temperament, the other must be lymphatic.

But between them there was the difference of the nervous temperament and the lymphatic.

It may be that Adrian scented a rival to his lymphatic emotions.

They, also, are probably formed in the lymphatic glands and spleen.

One person could be at once bilious, melancholic and lymphatic.

Thus no one is exclusively sanguine, bilious, lymphatic, or melancholic.

The average Indian is of a lymphatic nature, excepting the dobe.

There also grows a plant called Cohobba, which is said to be lymphatic.

Amiel was so lymphatic of will that he doubted his own doubts, doubted all but his dreams.

Mona had not the temperament dynamic; nor yet was she lymphatic.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Latin lymphaticus, from lympha (see lymph). Also sometimes used in the classical Latin sense "mad, frenzied," which was the primary sense of lymphaticus in Latin: OED reports this "difficult to account for," but perhaps due to association of lympha with nymphe; cf. Greek nymphian "to be frenzy-stricken."

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