Intemerateness \In*tem"er*ate*ness\, n. The state of being unpolluted; purity. [Obs.] --Donne. [1913 Webster]

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  • intemerate — intemerately, adv. intemerateness, n. /in tem euhr it/, adj. inviolate; undefiled; unsullied; pure. [1485 95; < L intemeratus, equiv. to in IN 3 + temera(re) to violate, desecrate + tus ptp. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

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