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3 entries found for temperate.
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Main Entry: tem·per·ate
Pronunciation: primarystresstem-p(schwa-)rschwat
Function: adjective
1 : being or kept within limits
2 : not going too far in satisfying one's needs or desires
3 : not drinking much liquor
4 : marked by self-control : RESTRAINED <temperate speech>
5 : having or associated with a climate that is usually mild without extremely cold or extremely hot temperatures
- tem·per·ate·ly adverb
- tem·per·ate·ness noun

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