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verb [transitive] temper pronunciation in British English /ˈtempə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participletempering
past tensetempered
past participletempered
  1. 1
    formal to make something less strong or extreme, especially by adding something that has the opposite effect

    The time had come to temper idealism with reality.

  2. 2
    to make steel hard by heating it and then making it cold


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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