attemper


attemper
verb
modify the temperature of
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attemper the air

Hypernyms: ↑modify
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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; …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 …   Universalium

  • 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 …   Wiktionary

  • attemper — v. moderate, soften, tone down; toughen, harden …   English contemporary dictionary

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

  • attemper — at·tem·per …   English syllables

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


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