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Noun: distemper  dis'tem-pu(r)
  1. Any of various infectious viral diseases of animals
     
  2. An angry and disagreeable mood
    - ill humor [US], ill humour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. Paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
     
  4. A painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
     
  5. A method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters, murals or stage scenery
Verb: distemper  dis'tem-pu(r)
  1. (art) paint with distemper

Derived forms: distempering, distempers, distempered

Type of: animal disease, humor [US], humour [Brit, Cdn], mood, paint, painting, picture, pigment, temper

Encyclopedia: Distemper