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dis·tem·per 1

 (dĭs-tĕm′pər)
n.
1. Any of various infectious diseases of animals, especially:
2. An illness or disease; an ailment: "He died ... of a broken heart, a distemper which kills many more than is generally imagined" (Henry Fielding).
3. Ill humor; testiness.
4. Disorder or disturbance, especially of a social or political nature.
tr.v. dis·tem·pered, dis·tem·per·ing, dis·tem·pers
1. To put out of order.
2. Archaic To unsettle; derange.

[From Middle English distemperen, to upset the balance of the humors, from Old French destemprer, to disturb, from Late Latin distemperāre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin temperāre, to mix properly.]

dis·tem·per 2

 (dĭs-tĕm′pər)
n.
1.
a. A process of painting in which pigments are mixed with water and a glue-size or casein binder, used for flat wall decoration or scenic and poster painting.
b. The paint used in this process.
2. A painting made by this process.
tr.v. dis·tem·pered, dis·tem·per·ing, dis·tem·pers
1. To mix (powdered pigments or colors) with water and size.
2. To paint (a work) in distemper.

[Middle English distemperen, to dilute; see distemper1.]

distemper

(dɪsˈtɛmpə)
n
1. (Veterinary Science) any of various infectious diseases of animals, esp canine distemper, a highly contagious viral disease of dogs, characterized initially by high fever and a discharge from the nose and eyes. See also hard pad, strangles
2. (Medicine) archaic
a. a disease or disorder
b. disturbance
c. discontent
vb
(tr) archaic to disturb
[C14: from Late Latin distemperāre to derange the health of, from Latin dis-1 + temperāre to mix in correct proportions]

distemper

(dɪsˈtɛmpə)
n
1. (Colours) a technique of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water, glue, size, etc, used for poster, mural, and scene painting
2. (Colours) the paint used in this technique or any of various water-based paints, including, in Britain, whitewash
vb
3. (Colours) (tr) to mix (pigments) with water and size
4. (Colours) to paint (something) with distemper
[C14: from Medieval Latin distemperāre to soak, from Latin dis-1 + temperāre to mingle]

dis•tem•per1

(dɪsˈtɛm pər)

n.
1.
a. Also called canine distemper. an infectious disease chiefly of young dogs, caused by an unidentified virus and characterized by lethargy, fever, catarrh, photophobia, and vomiting.
b. Also called strangles. an infectious disease of horses, caused by the bacillus Streptococcus equi and characterized by catarrh of the upper air passages and the formation of pus in the submaxillary and other lymphatic glands.
c. Also called feline distemper. a usu. fatal viral disease of cats, characterized by fever, vomiting, and diarrhea, leading to severe dehydration.
2. a deranged condition of mind or body; a disorder or disease: a feverish distemper.
3. disorder or disturbance, esp. of a political nature.
v.t.
4. Obs. to derange physically or mentally.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Middle French destemprer) < Medieval Latin distemperāre= Latin dis- dis-1 + temperāre to temper]

dis•tem•per2

(dɪsˈtɛm pər)

n.
1. a technique of decorative painting in which glue or gum is used as a binder or medium to achieve a mat surface and rapid drying.
2. a painting executed by this method.
v.t.
3. to paint in distemper.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French distemprer) < Medieval Latin distemperāre to dissolve, dilute]

distemper


Past participle: distempered
Gerund: distempering

Imperative
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Present
I distemper
you distemper
he/she/it distempers
we distemper
you distemper
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Preterite
I distempered
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we distempered
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Present Continuous
I am distempering
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he/she/it is distempering
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Present Perfect
I have distempered
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Past Continuous
I was distempering
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Past Perfect
I had distempered
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Future
I will distemper
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Future Perfect
I will have distempered
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Future Continuous
I will be distempering
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been distempering
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Conditional
I would distemper
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he/she/it would distemper
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Past Conditional
I would have distempered
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distemper

A cheap and impermanent method of painting in which powdered colors are mixed with glue.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distemper - any of various infectious viral diseases of animals
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
canine distemper - a viral disease of young dogs characterized by high fever and respiratory inflammation
equine distemper, strangles - an acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes
2.distemper - an angry and disagreeable mood
humour, mood, temper, humor - a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
moodiness - a sullen gloomy feeling
3.distemper - paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
paint, pigment - a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating; "artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably"
4.distemper - a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
painting, picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
5.distemper - a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery
painting - creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
Verb1.distemper - paint with distemper
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
paint - make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"
Translations
سُل الكِلابطِلاء جيري للحيطان
psinkatemperová barva
hundesygelimfarve
falfestékszopornyica
vatnsmálning
klijiniai dažaišunų maras
sunu sergatempera
psinka
badana boyasıit marazı

distemper

1 [dɪsˈtempəʳ]
A. N (= paint) → temple m
B. VTpintar al temple

distemper

2 [dɪsˈtempəʳ] N (Vet) → moquillo m (fig) → mal m

distemper

[dɪsˈtɛmpər] n
(= paint) (in art)détrempe f; (for walls)badigeon m
(= canine illness) → maladie f de Carré

distemper

1
n (= paint)Temperafarbe f

distemper

2
n
(Vet) → Staupe f
(old, = ill temper) → Verstimmung f

distemper

1 [dɪsˈtɛmpəʳ] n (paint) → tempera

distemper

2 [dɪsˈtɛmpəʳ] n (disease) → cimurro

distemper

(diˈstempə) noun
1. a kind of paint used on walls.
2. an infectious disease especially in dogs.

dis·tem·per

n. destemplanza, cualquier trastorno físico o mental.