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Jan 15, 2013
This week's theme
Words derived from bodily fluids

This week's words
sang-froid
lymphatic
seminal
salivate
melancholy

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lymphatic

PRONUNCIATION:
(lim-FAT-ik)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Sluggish; lacking energy.
2. Of or relating to lymph.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin lympha (lymph, water). Formerly it was believed that an excess of lymph in the system resulted in sluggishness. Earliest documented use: 1649.

USAGE:
"The day has been a real lazy one and I have felt lymphatic accordingly."
Thomas Worthington King; Journal of a Voyage Around the World; The Ohio State University Press; 2003.

See more usage examples of lymphatic in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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