From Old French atemprer (French attremper), from Latin attemperare.
attemper (third-person singular simple present attempers, present participle attempering, simple past and past participle attempered)
- To temper by adjusting relative quantities, or blending qualities.
- To mitigate, assuage.
- (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 [...].