from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To temper by adjusting relative quantities, or blending qualities.
- v. To mitigate, assuage.
- v. To regulate, arrange, organise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To reduce, modify, or moderate, by mixture; to temper; to regulate, as temperature.
- transitive v. To soften, mollify, or moderate; to soothe; to temper.
- transitive v. To mix in just proportion; to regulate.
- transitive v. To accommodate; to make suitable; to adapt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reduce, modify, or moderate by mixture: as, to attemper spirits by diluting them with water.
- To soften, mollify, or moderate: as, to attemper justice with clemency.
- To mix in just proportion; regulate.
- To accommodate; fit or make suitable.
- [In all its uses nearly obsolete, temper being generally used.]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. modify the temperature of
From Old French atemprer (French attremper), from Latin attemperare. (Wiktionary)