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attemper

[uh-tem-per] /əˈtɛm pər/
verb (used with object), Archaic.
1.
to modify or moderate by mixing or blending with something different or opposite.
2.
to regulate or modify the temperature of.
3.
to soothe; mollify; mitigate.
4.
to accommodate; adapt (usually followed by to).
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English attemperen < Latin attemperāre to adjust (see at-, temper); replacing Middle English attempren < Middle French attemprer < Latin, as above
Related forms
unattempered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un attempered

attemper

/əˈtɛmpə/
verb (transitive) (archaic)
1.
to modify by blending; temper
2.
to moderate or soothe
3.
to accommodate or bring into harmony
Derived Forms
attemperment, noun
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Word Origin and History for un attempered

attemper

v.

late 14c., from Old French attemprer, from Latin attemperare, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + temperare (see temper (v.)). Related: Attempered; attempering.

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