Dis*tem"per*a*ture (?; 135), n.

1.

Bad temperature; intemperateness; excess of heat or cold, or of other qualities; as, the distemperature of the air.

[Obs.]

2.

Disorder; confusion.

Shak.

3.

Disorder of body; slight illness; distemper.

A huge infectious troop Of pale distemperatures and foes to life. Shak.

4.

Perturbation of mind; mental uneasiness.

Sprinkled a little patience on the heat of his distemperature. Sir W. Scott.

 

© Webster 1913.

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