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TEM'PERATE, a. L. temperatus. Moderate not excessive as temperate heat a temperate climate temperate air.

1. Moderate in the indulgence of the appetites and passions as temperate in eating and drinking temperate in pleasures temperate in speech.

Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.

2. Cool calm not marked with passion not violent as a temperate discourse or address temperate language.
3. Proceeding from temperance as temperate sleep.
4. Free from ardent passion.

She is not hot, but temperate as the morn.

Temperate zone, the space on the earth between the tropics and the polar circles, where the heat is less than in the tropics, and the cold less than in the polar circles.

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