Definition for DIS-TEM'PER-A-TURE


  1. Bad temperature; intemperateness; excess of heat or cold, or of other qualities; a noxious state; as, the distemperature of the air or climate.
  2. Violent tumultuousness; outrageousness. – Johnson.
  3. Perturbation of mind. – Shak.
  4. Confusion; commixture of contrarieties; loss of regularity; disorder. – Shak.
  5. Slight illness; indisposition. – Brewer.

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