Adjective "Temperate" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Temperate


    Definition:

    1. moderate or self-restrained; not extreme in opinion, statement, etc.: a temperate response to an insulting challenge.

    2. moderate as regards indulgence of appetite or passion, especially in the use of alcoholic liquors.

    3. not excessive in degree, as things, qualities, etc.

    4. moderate in respect to temperature; not subject to prolonged extremes of hot or cold weather.

    5. Microbiology. (of a virus) existing in infected host cells but rarely causing lysis.

    Examples:

    "places can be temperate in comments."

    "people can be temperate in ourselveses."

    "people can be temperate in mankinds."

    "regions can be temperate."

    "forests can be temperate."

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