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Adjective: tempered  tem-pu(r)d
  1. Made hard, flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
    "tempered glass"; "a sword of tempered steel";
    - treated, hardened, toughened
     
  2. Adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element
    "criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"
Verb: temper  tem-pu(r)
  1. Bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
    "temper glass";
    - anneal, normalize, normalise [Brit]
     
  2. Harden by reheating and cooling in oil
    "temper steel";
    - harden
     
  3. Adjust the pitch (of pianos)
     
  4. Make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
    "she tempered her criticism";
    - season, mollify
     
  5. Restrain
    - chasten, moderate

See also: curable, sunbaked

Type of: adjust, alter, change, correct, harden, indurate, modify, set, weaken

Antonym: untempered

Encyclopedia: Tempered

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