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Dictionary definition for: Temperate

1. (a) (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate; "a temperate region" "the temperate zones" "temperate plants"

2. (a) not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits" "a temperate response to an insult" "temperate in his eating and drinking"

3. (s) not extreme; "a moderate penalty" "temperate in his response to criticism"

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