distempering

noun (-s)
: distemper IV 2a

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distempering
see under distemper v.1 and v.2.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Distempering — Distemper Dis*tem per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distempered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distempering}.] [OF. destemprer, destremper, to distemper, F. d[ e]tremper to soak, soften, slake (lime); pref. des (L. dis ) + OF. temprer, tremper, F. tremper, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distempering — dis·tem·per || dɪ stempÉ™ n. whitewash; decorative painting technique in which glue or gum is used to achieve a matte surface; infectious and often fatal disease (mainly of dogs, horses, and cats) v. paint using whitewash; paint a painting… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Distemper — Dis*tem per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distempered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distempering}.] [OF. destemprer, destremper, to distemper, F. d[ e]tremper to soak, soften, slake (lime); pref. des (L. dis ) + OF. temprer, tremper, F. tremper, L. temperare to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Distempered — Distemper Dis*tem per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distempered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distempering}.] [OF. destemprer, destremper, to distemper, F. d[ e]tremper to soak, soften, slake (lime); pref. des (L. dis ) + OF. temprer, tremper, F. tremper, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Painterwork — accomplishes two things, namely the preservation and the coloration of the material painted. The compounds used for painting, taking the word as meaning a thin protective or decorative coat, are very numerous, including oil paint of many kinds,… …   Wikipedia

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