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attempered


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  regulate,  as  temperature. 
 
  If  sweet  with  bitter  .  .  .  were  not  attempered 
  still  --Trench. 
 
  2.  To  soften,  mollify,  or  moderate;  to  soothe;  to  temper;  as 
  to  attemper  rigid  justice  with  clemency. 
 
  3.  To  mix  in  just  proportion;  to  regulate;  as  a  mind  well 
  attempered  with  kindness  and  justice. 
 
  4.  To  accommodate;  to  make  suitable;  to  adapt. 
 
  Arts  .  .  .  attempered  to  the  lyre.  --Pope. 
 
  Note:  This  word  is  now  not  much  used  the  verb  temper  taking 
  its  place 




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