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tem·per·ate

 (tĕm′pər-ĭt, tĕm′prĭt)
adj.
1.
a. Of or occurring in the Temperate Zone: temperate regions; temperate species.
b. Characterized by moderate temperatures, weather, or climate; neither hot nor cold.
2.
a. Moderate in degree or quality; restrained: temperate criticism.
b. Exercising moderation and self-restraint: learned to be temperate in eating and drinking.
3. Biology Of or relating to a virus that infects bacterial cells but rarely causes lysis: temperate bacteriophages.

[Middle English temperat, from Latin temperātus, from past participle of temperāre, to temper; see temper.]

tem′per·ate·ly adv.
tem′per·ate·ness n.

temperate

(ˈtɛmpərɪt; ˈtɛmprɪt)
adj
1. (Physical Geography) having a climate intermediate between tropical and polar; moderate or mild in temperature
2. mild in quality or character; exhibiting temperance
[C14: from Latin temperātus]
ˈtemperately adv
ˈtemperateness n

tem•per•ate

(ˈtɛm pər ɪt, ˈtɛm prɪt)

adj.
1. moderate or self-restrained; not extreme in opinion, statement, etc.
2. moderate in any indulgence, as in the use of alcoholic liquors.
3. (of things) not excessive in degree.
4. moderate in respect to temperature; not subject to prolonged extremes of hot or cold weather.
5. (of a virus) existing in infected host cells but rarely causing lysis.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin temperātus, past participle of temperāre. See temper, -ate1]
tem′per•ate•ly, adv.
tem′per•ate•ness, n.
syn: See moderate.

tem·per·ate

(tĕm′pər-ĭt)
Marked by moderate temperatures, weather, or climate; neither hot nor cold.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.temperate - (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate; "a temperate region"; "the temperate zones"; "temperate plants"
clement - (of weather or climate) physically mild; "clement weather"
intemperate - (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes; "an intemperate climate"; "intemperate zones"
2.temperate - not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"
mild - moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"
moderate - being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"
intemperate - excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage"
3.temperate - not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
mild - moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"

temperate

adjective
1. mild, moderate, balmy, fair, cool, soft, calm, gentle, pleasant, clement, agreeable The valley keeps a temperate climate throughout the year.
mild severe, extreme, harsh, intemperate, inclement, torrid
3. abstemious, continent, sober, abstinent, moderate He lived a temperate and contented life with his wife.
abstemious intemperate, immoderate, excessive, prodigal, inordinate

temperate

adjective
1. Exercising moderation and self-restraint in appetites and behavior:
2. Not excessive or extreme in amount, degree, or force:
3. Kept within sensible limits:
4. Free from extremes in temperature:
Translations
مُعْتَدِل، غَيْر مُتَطَرِّف
mírný
mild
hillittykohtuullinenlauhkeamaltillinen
higgadtmérsékeltmértéktartó
tempraîur
atturīgsmērens

temperate

[ˈtempərɪt] ADJ [climate, zone] → templado; [person] → moderado; (in drinking) → abstemio
to be temperate in one's demandsser moderado en sus exigencias

temperate

[ˈtɛmpərət] adj
[climate, zone, region] → tempéré(e); [forest] → des climats tempérés
(= moderate) [person, behaviour] → modéré(e)

temperate

adj
climategemäßigt; forestmit gemäßigtem Klima; (Bot, Zool) plant, animalin gemäßigten Klimazonen beheimatet; the Temperate Zonedie gemäßigte Klimazone
person, languagegemäßigt; (in eating, demands) → maßvoll

temperate

[ˈtɛmprɪt] adj (climate, zone) → temperato/a (frm) (language, response) → moderato/a

temperate

(ˈtempərət) adjective
(of climate) neither too hot nor too cold.

tem·per·ate

a. moderado-a; sobrio-a, abstemio-a.
References in classic literature ?
Both Heyward and the more temperate Cora witnessed the act of involuntary emotion with powerful sympathy, the former secretly believing that piety had never worn a form so lovely as it had now assumed in the youthful person of Alice.
Natural as it is to be somewhat incredulous concerning the populousness of the more enormous creatures of the globe, yet what shall we say to Harto, the historian of Goa, when he tells us that at one hunting the King of Siam took elephants; that in those regions elephants are numerous as droves of cattle in the temperate climes.
Dashwood, trusting to the temperate account of her own disappointment which Elinor had sent her, was led away by the exuberance of her joy to think only of what would increase it.
Perfect beauty is a strong expression; but I do not retrace or qualify it: as sweet features as ever the temperate clime of Albion moulded; as pure hues of rose and lily as ever her humid gales and vapoury skies generated and screened, justified, in this instance, the term.
With my hard constitution and temperate mode of living, and unperilous occupations, I ought to, and probably SHALL, remain above ground till there is scarcely a black hair on my head.
Do you suppose,' said I, constraining myself to be very temperate and quiet with him, on account of Agnes, 'that I regard Miss Wickfield otherwise than as a very dear sister?
By degrees she led me into more temperate talk, and she told me how Joe loved me, and how Joe never complained of anything - she didn't say, of me; she had no need; I knew what she meant - but ever did his duty in his way of life, with a strong hand, a quiet tongue, and a gentle heart.
High in Front advanc't, The brandisht Sword of God before them blaz'd Fierce as a Comet; which with torrid heat, And vapour as the LIBYAN Air adust, Began to parch that temperate Clime; whereat In either hand the hastning Angel caught Our lingring Parents, and to th' Eastern Gate Let them direct, and down the Cliff as fast To the subjected Plaine; then disappeer'd.
Be temperate in drinking, bearing in mind that wine in excess keeps neither secrets nor promises.
The patriots, who effected that memorable revolution, were too temperate, too wellinformed, to think of any restraint on the legislative discretion.
They will be more temperate and cool, and in that respect, as well as in others, will be more in capacity to act advisedly than the offending State.
By a Law of Nature with us, there is a constant attraction to the South; and, although in temperate climates this is very slight -- so that even a Woman in reasonable health can journey several furlongs northward without much difficulty -- yet the hampering effect of the southward attraction is quite sufficient to serve as a compass in most parts of our earth.