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Noun

Singular
temper

Plural
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  1. A tendency to anger or lose patience easily.
    He has quite a temper when dealing with salespeople.
  2. State of mind.
    • 1719- Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      ...I must testify, from my experience, that a temper of peace, thankfulness, love, and affection, is much the more proper frame for prayer than that of terror and discomposure...
  3. The heat treatment to which a metal or other material has been subjected; a material that has undergone a particular heat treatment.

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Verb

Infinitive
to temper

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to temper (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To moderate or control.
    Temper your language around children.
  2. To heat-treat a material, particularly a metal.
    Next, temper the steel by dropping the white hot metal into cold water.
  3. To mix clay, plaster or mortar with water to obtain the proper consistency

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