Contemperate
Contemperate Con*tem"per*ate (k[o^]n*t[e^]m"p[~e]r*[=a]t), v. t. [See {Contemper}.] To temper; to moderate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Moisten and contemperate the air. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]


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  • Contemper — Con*tem per (k[o^]n*t[e^]m p[ e]r), v. t. [L. contemperare, temperatum; con + temperare to temper. Cf. {Contemperate}.] To modify or temper; to allay; to qualify; to moderate; to soften. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The antidotes . . . have allayed its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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