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Part of speech: Verb

To change or regulate; to soften; as, to temper a rebuke with a smile; make gentle; to mix to the proper degree of firmness or softness, as clay; bring to a proper degree of toughness or hardness; as, to temper steel.

Part of speech: Noun

State of a metal as to its hardness or toughness; the degree of firmness or softness in a properly proportioned mixture, as of clay or mortar; mental disposition; as, a mild temper; mood; readiness to anger; self- control.

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