[ uh-tem-per ]
/ əˈtɛm pər /

verb (used with object) Archaic.

to modify or moderate by mixing or blending with something different or opposite.
to regulate or modify the temperature of.
to soothe; mollify; mitigate.
to accommodate; adapt (usually followed by to).

Origin of attemper

1325–75; Middle English attemperen < Latin attemperāre to adjust (see at-, temper); replacing Middle English attempren < Middle French attemprer < Latin, as above


un·at·tem·pered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for attemper

/ (əˈtɛmpə) /

verb (tr) archaic

to modify by blending; temper
to moderate or soothe
to accommodate or bring into harmony

Derived forms of attemper

attemperment, noun
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