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temperate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Temperate  \Tem"per*ate\,  v.  t. 
  To  render  temperate;  to  moderate;  to  soften;  to  temper. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  It  inflames  temperance,  and  temperates  wrath. 
  --Marston. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Temperate  \Tem"per*ate\,  a.  [L.  temperatus  p.  p.  of  temperare. 
  See  {Temper},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Moderate;  not  excessive;  as  temperate  heat;  a  temperate 
  climate. 
 
  2.  Not  marked  with  passion;  not  violent;  cool;  calm;  as 
  temperate  language. 
 
  She  is  not  hot,  but  temperate  as  the  morn.  --Shak. 
 
  That  sober  freedom  out  of  which  there  springs  Our 
  loyal  passion  for  our  temperate  kings.  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  Moderate  in  the  indulgence  of  the  natural  appetites  or 
  passions;  as  temperate  in  eating  and  drinking. 
 
  Be  sober  and  temperate,  and  you  will  be  healthy. 
  --Franklin. 
 
  4.  Proceeding  from  temperance.  [R.] 
 
  The  temperate  sleeps,  and  spirits  light  as  air. 
  --Pope. 
 
  {Temperate  zone}  (Geog.),  that  part  of  the  earth  which  lies 
  between  either  tropic  and  the  corresponding  polar  circle; 
  --  so  called  because  the  heat  is  less  than  in  the  torrid 
  zone,  and  the  cold  less  than  in  the  frigid  zones. 
 
  Syn:  Abstemious;  sober;  calm;  cool;  sedate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  temperate 
  adj  1:  (of  weather  or  climate)  free  from  extremes;  mild;  or 
  characteristic  of  such  weather  or  climate;  "a 
  temperate  region";  "the  temperate  zones";  "temperate 
  plants"  [ant:  {intemperate}] 
  2:  not  extreme  in  behavior;  "temperate  in  his  habits";  "a 
  temperate  response  to  an  insult";  "temperate  in  his  eating 
  and  drinking"  [ant:  {intemperate}] 
  3:  not  extreme;  "a  moderate  penalty";  "temperate  in  his 
  response  to  criticism"  [syn:  {moderate}] 




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