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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 At·tem·per v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attempered p. pr. & vb. n. Attempering.]
 1. To reduce, modify, or moderate, by mixture; to temper; to regulate, as temperature.
    If sweet with bitter . . . were not attempered still.   --Trench.
 2. To soften, mollify, or moderate; to soothe; to temper; as, to attemper rigid justice with clemency.
 3. To mix in just proportion; to regulate; as, a mind well attempered with kindness and justice.
 4. To accommodate; to make suitable; to adapt.
    Arts . . . attempered to the lyre.   --Pope.
 Note:This word is now not much used, the verb temper taking its place.