v. t.

  1. Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.
  2. Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language.
  3. Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.
  4. Proceeding from temperance.
  5. To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.