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temper
'tɛmpər
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Part of Speech(名) noun, (及物的动) transitive verb
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(名) As a noun
  1. A disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger.
  2. The elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking.
  3. A sudden outburst of anger.
  4. A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
(动) As a verb
  1. Restrain.
  2. Make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate.
  3. Adjust the pitch (of pianos).
    • Harden by reheating and cooling in oil.
    • Bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling.
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