untemper

untemper

(ʌnˈtɛmpə)
vb (tr)
to reverse the tempering of; to make (what was tempered) untempered; to soften (steel)
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The mother's impassioned state had been the medium through which were transmitted to the unborn infant the rays of its moral life; and, however white and clear originally, they had taken the deep stains of crimson and gold, the fiery lustre, the black shadow, and the untempered light of the intervening substance.
Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
Then, inch by inch, the untempered heat crept into the heart of the Jungle, turning it yellow, brown, and at last black.
"Why are you asking about my ancestors?" the girl demanded of the young German with untempered brightness.
When it was enacted with bipartisan support in 1973, the Congress noted that "various species of fish, wildlife, and plants in the United States have been rendered extinct as a consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation." The purpose of the Act, it said, was "to provide a means whereby the ecosystems upon which endangered species and threatened species depend may be conserved."
There are, of course, those unfortunate souls that cannot partake of the ebullience of Decemberistan, those who have jobs that require them to be there early and bosses who have no sympathy for the midnight dinners that come with the month, those who have to work the events themselves and those who for ethical (yeah, they exist) reasons find the excess and gluttony, the untempered braggadocio and the lustful exhibitionism that comes with partaking, against their principles.
[28] have shown that untempered martensite was present in the HAZ of the girth weld from the vintage pipe, but not in the modern pipe.
Walker: Airpower's Untempered Crusader (Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 1997), pp.
If Barnum is the untempered ocean, then Charity is his lighthouse keeper.
The microstructure of as-welded WS was mainly untempered martensite [19, 20].
As the words are spoken, Blanchett, decked out as a tightly coiled, upper-middle-class mom calling her family to a precisely orchestrated Sunday dinner, seems poised to shatter like untempered glass.
As shown in the figure, the material has very small-size grains (<3 [micro]m) and have quite complex microstructures, mainly composed of three different phases (i.e., austenite (A), tempered martensite (TM), untempered martensite (UT)).