Dis*tem"per*a*ture (?; 135), n.
Bad temperature; intemperateness; excess of heat or cold, or of other qualities; as, the distemperature of the air.
Disorder of body; slight illness; distemper.
A huge infectious troop
Of pale distemperatures and foes to life.
Perturbation of mind; mental uneasiness.
Sprinkled a little patience on the heat of his distemperature.
Sir W. Scott.
© Webster 1913.