attemper

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French atemprer (French attremper), from Latin attemperare.

Verb[edit]

attemper (third-person singular simple present attempers, present participle attempering, simple past and past participle attempered)

  1. To temper by adjusting relative quantities, or blending qualities.
  2. To mitigate, assuage.
  3. (archaic) To regulate, arrange, organise.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.ii:
      Thus fairely she attempered her feast, / And pleasd them all with meete satietie [...].