Definition for MOD'ER-ATE

MOD'ER-ATE, v.t.

  1. To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence; to lessen; to allay; to repress; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, &c.; to moderate heat or wind.
  2. To temper; to make temperate; to qualify. By its astringent quality, it moderates the relaxing quality of warm water. Arbuthnot.

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