Temperate

Definition of Temperate

Tem´per`ate
a.1.Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.
2.Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language.
She is not hot, but temperate as the morn.
- Shak.
That sober freedom out of which there springs
Our loyal passion for our temperate kings.
- Tennyson.
3.Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.
Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.
- Franklin.
4.Proceeding from temperance.
The temperate sleeps, and spirits light as air.
- Pope.
Temperate zone
(Geog.) that part of the earth which lies between either tropic and the corresponding polar circle; - so called because the heat is less than in the torrid zone, and the cold less than in the frigid zones.
v. t.1.To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.
It inflames temperance, and temperates wrath.
- Marston.

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