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temperately


adjective

  1. moderate or self-restrained; not extreme in opinion, statement, etc.: a temperate response to an insulting challenge.
  2. moderate as regards indulgence of appetite or passion, especially in the use of alcoholic liquors.
  3. not excessive in degree, as things, qualities, etc.
  4. moderate in respect to temperature; not subject to prolonged extremes of hot or cold weather.
  5. Microbiology. (of a virus) existing in infected host cells but rarely causing lysis.

adjective

  1. having a climate intermediate between tropical and polar; moderate or mild in temperature
  2. mild in quality or character; exhibiting temperance

adj.late 14c., of persons, “modest, forbearing, self-restrained,” from Latin temperatus “restrained, regulated,” from past participle of temperare “to moderate, regulate” (see temper (v.)). Applied to climates mid-15c.; temperate zone is attested from 1550s. Related: Temperately; temperateness. adj.

  1. Exercising moderation and self-restraint.

  1. Marked by moderate temperatures, weather, or climate.

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