Con*tem"per (?), v. t. [L. contemperare, -temperatum; con- + temperare to temper. Cf. Contemperate.]

To modify or temper; to allay; to qualify; to moderate; to soften.

[Obs.]

The antidotes . . . have allayed its bitterness and contempered its malignancy. Johnson.

 

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