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Synonyms of tempered

Verb


1. anneal, temper, normalize, harden, indurate

usage: bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"

2. temper, harden, modify

usage: harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"

3. temper, adjust, set, correct

usage: adjust the pitch (of pianos)

4. temper, season, mollify, weaken

usage: make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"

5. chasten, moderate, temper, change, alter, modify

usage: restrain

Adjective


1. tempered (vs. untempered), treated, hardened, toughened, curable, sunbaked

usage: made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"

2. tempered (vs. untempered)

usage: adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element; "criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"

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