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Meaning of ATTEMPER

Pronunciation:  u'tempur

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  modify the temperature of, as of air

ATTEMPER is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: modify



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\At*tem"per\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attempered}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Attempering}.] [OF. atemprer, fr. L. attemperare;
ad + temperare to soften, temper. See {Temper}, and cf.
1. To reduce, modify, or moderate, by mixture; to temper; to
   regulate, as temperature.

         If sweet with bitter . . . were not attempered
         still.                                --Trench.

2. To soften, mollify, or moderate; to soothe; to temper; as,
   to attemper rigid justice with clemency.

3. To mix in just proportion; to regulate; as, a mind well
   attempered with kindness and justice.

4. To accommodate; to make suitable; to adapt.

         Arts . . . attempered to the lyre.    --Pope.

Note: This word is now not much used, the verb temper taking
      its place.