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Main Entry: 1temĚper
Pronunciation: primarystresstem-pschwar
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): temĚpered; temĚperĚing /-p(schwa-)rieng/
1 : 2MODERATE 1, soften <temper justice with mercy>
2 : to control by reducing : SUBDUE <temper one's anger>
3 : to bring (as steel or glass) to the desired hardness or strength by heating and cooling
4 : to be or become tempered

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