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adjective moderate pronunciation in British English /ˈmɒd(ə)rət/
  1. 1
    neither very great nor very small in amount, size, strength, or degree

    Cook the spinach over a moderate heat.

    moderate increase/loss/growth:

    This month has seen a moderate increase in house prices.

  2. 2
    reasonable and avoiding extreme opinions or actions

    She was on the moderate wing of the party.

    The tone of his speech was quite moderate.

    1. a.
      doing, eating, or drinking only sensible amounts of something

      a moderate drinker (=of alcohol)



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