Definition of Attemper

1. Verb. Modify the temperature of. "Attemper the air"

Generic synonyms: Modify



Definition of Attemper

1. v. t. To reduce, modify, or moderate, by mixture; to temper; to regulate, as temperature.

Definition of Attemper

1. Verb. To temper by adjusting relative quantities, or blending qualities. ¹

2. Verb. To mitigate, assuage. ¹

3. Verb. (archaic) To regulate, arrange, organise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Attemper

1. to modify the temperature of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Attemper

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"550 Full score of bellows breathed upon the moulds, And blew their kindling blasts, to every need attemper'd, hot to haste, or cold, whene'er The God so ..."

2. English Poetry (1170-1892) by John Matthews Manley, Manly, John Matthews, 1865-1940 (1907)
"115 Her eye proclaims her of the Briton-Line; Her lion-port, her awe-commanding face, attemper'd sweet to virgin-grace. What strings symphonious tremble in ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1802)
"Amidst their thorny paths entwine a flower— Theirs, soft submission,—thine, attemper'd power ; Force them no more like banish'd men to roam, A Home, ..."

4. Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and by David Patrick, Robert Chambers (1902)
"... Of Radnor's inmost mountains rude,) To crown the banquet's solemn close, Themes of British glory chose ; And to the strings of various chime attemper'd ..."

5. Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Warton by Thomas Warton, Richard Mant (1802)
"And to the firings of various chime attemper'd thus the ... Ver. 9. The verb " to fable" was one of our poet's favourite words. V. 30. attemper'd thus the ..."

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