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Definitions of tempered

  1. made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element; "criticism tempered with kindly sympathy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The process of giving the requisite degree of hardness or softness to a substance, as iron and steel; especially, the process of giving to steel the degree of hardness required for various purposes, consisting usually in first plunging the article, when heated to redness, in cold water or other liquid, to give an excess of hardness, and then reheating it gradually until the hardness is reduced or drawn down to the degree required, as indicated by the color produced on a polished portion, or by the burning of oil. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Brought to a proper temper; as, tempered steel; having (such) a temper; - chiefly used in composition; as, a good-tempered or bad-tempered man; a well-tempered sword. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Hardened. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. Having some special kind of disposition; as, ill-tempered; hardened; as, tempered steel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Constitutionally disposed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. of Temper Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Disposed, as in good-tempered. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Well-disposed; not irritable or passionate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Brought to a proper temper; as, tempered steel; having such a temper; -- chiefly used in composition; as, a good-tempered or bad-tempered man; a well-tempered sword. mso.anu.edu.au
  12. Brought to a proper temper; as, tempered steel; having (such) a temper; chiefly used in composition; as, a good-tempered or bad-tempered man; a well-tempered sword. dictgcide_fs

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