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Adjective: moderating  'mó-du,rey-ting
  1. Lessening in intensity or strength
    "The first two factors are connected as the moderating properties of materials change with the temperature"
Verb: moderate  mó-du-rut
  1. Preside over
    "John moderated the discussion";
    - chair, lead
     
  2. Make less fast or intense
    "moderate your speed"
     
  3. Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    "moderate your alcohol intake";
    - control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb
     
  4. Make less severe or harsh
    "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears";
    - mince, soften
     
  5. Make less strong or intense; soften
    "moderate that aggressive letter";
    - tone down, tame
     
  6. Restrain
    - chasten, temper

See also: alleviative, alleviatory, analgesic, analgetic, anodyne, lenitive, mitigative, mitigatory, palliative, tempering, weakening

Type of: alter, change, decelerate, discuss, hash out, hold back, keep, keep back, modify, restrain, slow down, talk over

Antonym: intensifying

Encyclopedia: Moderate