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verb [transitive] temper pronunciation in American English /ˈtempər/
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present tense
present participletempering
past tensetempered
past participletempered
  1. 2
    formal to make something less strong or extreme, especially by adding something that has the opposite effect
    hot, sunny days tempered by a light breeze
    The time had come to temper idealism with reality.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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