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temper
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 16
1. The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of different qualities; just combination; as, the temper of mortar.
2. Constitution of body; temperament; in old writers, the mixture or relative proportion of the four humors, blood, choler, phlegm, and melancholy.
3. Disposition of mind; the constitution of the mind, particularly with regard to the passions and affections; as, a calm temper; a hasty temper; a fretful temper.
4. Calmness of mind; moderation; equanimity; composure; as, to keep one's temper.
5. The state of a metal or other substance, especially as to its hardness, produced by some process of heating or cooling; as, the temper of iron or steel.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To accord; to agree; to act and think in conformity.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To mingle in due proportion; to prepare by combining; to modify, as by adding some new element; to qualify, as by an ingredient; hence, to soften; to mollify; to assuage; to soothe; to calm.
2. To fit together; to adjust; to accomodate.
3. To bring to a proper degree of hardness; as, to temper iron or steel.
5. To moisten to a proper consistency and stir thoroughly, as clay for making brick, loam for molding, etc.
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