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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moderate  \Mod"er*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Moderated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Moderating}.] 
  1.  To  restrain  from  excess  of  any  kind  to  reduce  from  a 
  state  of  violence,  intensity,  or  excess;  to  keep  within 
  bounds;  to  make  temperate;  to  lessen;  to  allay;  to 
  repress;  to  temper;  to  qualify;  as  to  moderate  rage, 
  action  desires,  etc.;  to  moderate  heat  or  wind. 
  By  its  astringent  quality,  it  moderates  the  relaxing 
  quality  of  warm  water.  --Arbuthnot. 
  To  moderate  stiff  minds  disposed  to  strive. 
  2.  To  preside  over  direct,  or  regulate,  as  a  public  meeting; 
  as  to  moderate  a  synod. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  lessening  in  intensity  or  strength  [ant:  {intensifying}] 

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