ContemperCon*tem"per\ (k[o^]n*t[e^]m"p[~e]r), v. t. [L. contemperare, -temperatum; con- + temperare to temper. Cf. Contemperate.] To modify or temper; to allay; to qualify; to moderate; to soften. [Obs.] The antidotes . . . have allayed its bitterness and contempered its malignancy. --Johnson.
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