contemper

transitive verb
con·​tem·​per | \ kənˈtempə(r) \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of contemper

archaic
: to moderate by mixing : blend, qualify, adapt

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History and Etymology for contemper

Latin contemperare, from com- + temperare to temper

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“Contemper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contemper. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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