attemper

  • 1 Attemper — At*tem per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attempered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attempering}.] [OF. atemprer, fr. L. attemperare; ad + temperare to soften, temper. See {Temper}, and cf. {Attemperate}.] 1. To reduce, modify, or moderate, by mixture; to temper; to… …

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  • 2 attemper — index adjust (regulate), assuage, attune, check (restrain), denature, extenuate, moderate ( …

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  • 3 attemper — late 14c., from O.Fr. attemprer, from L. attemperare, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + temperare (see TEMPER (Cf. temper) (v.)). Related: Attempered; attempering …

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  • 4 attemper — /əˈtɛmpə/ (say uh tempuh) Obsolete –verb (t) 1. to qualify, modify, or moderate by mixing or blending with something different or opposite. 2. to regulate or modify the temperature of. 3. to soothe; mollify; mitigate. –verb (i) 4. to accommodate; …

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  • 5 attemper — verb modify the temperature of attemper the air • Hypernyms: ↑modify • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Something s something …

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  • 6 attemper — /euh tem peuhr/, v.t. Archaic. 1. to modify or moderate by mixing or blending with something different or opposite. 2. to regulate or modify the temperature of. 3. to soothe; mollify; mitigate. 4. to accommodate; adapt (usually fol. by to). [1325 …

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  • 7 attemper — verb a) To temper by adjusting relative quantities, or blending qualities. Thus fairely she attempered her feast, / And pleasd them all with meete satietie [...]. b) To mitigate, assuage …

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  • 8 attemper — v. moderate, soften, tone down; toughen, harden …

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  • 9 attemper — v. a. 1. Temper, moderate, allay, alleviate, soften, mollity, soothe, qualify, appease. See assuage. 2. Adapt, suit, fit, proportion …

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  • 10 attemper — at·tem·per …

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  • 11 attemper —   v.t. archaic, alter quality by addition or mixture; moderate.    ♦ attemperate, v.t.   archaic, moderate temperature.    ♦ attemporator, n. apparatus for moderating temperature …

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  • 12 Attempered — Attemper At*tem per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attempered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attempering}.] [OF. atemprer, fr. L. attemperare; ad + temperare to soften, temper. See {Temper}, and cf. {Attemperate}.] 1. To reduce, modify, or moderate, by mixture; to… …

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  • 13 Attempering — Attemper At*tem per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attempered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attempering}.] [OF. atemprer, fr. L. attemperare; ad + temperare to soften, temper. See {Temper}, and cf. {Attemperate}.] 1. To reduce, modify, or moderate, by mixture; to… …

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  • 14 Moderation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Moderation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 moderation moderation lenity &c. 740 Sgm: N 1 temperateness temperateness gentleness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 sobriety sobriety Sgm: N 1 quiet quiet …

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  • 15 Attemperate — At*tem per*ate, a. [L. attemperatus, p. p. of attemperare. See {Attemper}.] Tempered; proportioned; properly adapted. [1913 Webster] Hope must be . . . attemperate to the promise. Hammond. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 16 Attemperate — At*tem per*ate, v. t. To attemper. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 17 Şaka (10+1) — Album infobox Name = Şaka Type = studio Longtype = Artist = Hepsi Released = flagicon|Turkey 27 May 2008 Recorded = 2007 ndash; present Genre = Pop, pop rock Length = Label = Stardium labels Producer = Reviews = Last album = Hepsi 2 (2007) This… …

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  • 18 check — n 1: something that limits or restrains see also checks and balances 2: a written order signed by its maker directing a bank to pay a specified sum to a named person or to that person s order on demand see also negotiable instrument compa …

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  • 19 English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …

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  • 20 adjust — ad·just vt 1 a: to determine the amount to be paid under an insurance policy in settlement of (a loss) b: to make new arrangements with creditors for the payment of (the debts of a debtor in bankruptcy) 2: to calculate in accordance with a system …

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