|1.||hard pad See also strangles any of various infectious diseases of animals, esp canine distemper, a highly contagious viral disease of dogs, characterized initially by high fever and a discharge from the nose and eyes|
|a. a disease or disorder|
|3.||archaic (tr) to disturb|
|[C14: from Late Latin distemperāre to derange the health of, from Latin |
|1.||a technique of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water, glue, size, etc, used for poster, mural, and scene painting|
|2.||the paint used in this technique or any of various water-based paints, including, in Britain, whitewash|
|3.||(tr) to mix (pigments) with water and size|
|4.||to paint (something) with distemper|
|[C14: from Medieval Latin distemperāre to soak, from Latin |
distemper dis·tem·per (dĭs-těm'pər)
An infectious viral disease occurring in dogs, characterized by loss of appetite, a catarrhal discharge from the eyes and nose, vomiting, partial paralysis, and sometimes death.
A similar viral disease of cats characterized by fever, vomiting, diarrhea leading to dehydration, and sometimes death.
Any of various similar mammalian diseases.
|distemper (dĭs-těm'pər) Pronunciation Key