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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tem·per·ate /ˈtɛmp(ə)rət/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tem·per·ate /ˈtɛmp(ə)rət/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tem·per·ate a.
 1. Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.
 2. Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language.
    She is not hot, but temperate as the morn.   --Shak.
 That sober freedom out of which there springs
 Our loyal passion for our temperate kings.   --Tennyson.
 3. Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.
    Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.   --Franklin.
 4. Proceeding from temperance. [R.]
    The temperate sleeps, and spirits light as air.   --Pope.
 Temperate zone Geog., that part of the earth which lies between either tropic and the corresponding polar circle; -- so called because the heat is less than in the torrid zone, and the cold less than in the frigid zones.
 Syn: -- Abstemious; sober; calm; cool; sedate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tem·per·ate v. t. To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper. [Obs.]
    It inflames temperance, and temperates wrath.   --Marston.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or
             characteristic of such weather or climate; "a
             temperate region"; "the temperate zones"; "temperate
             plants" [ant: intemperate]
      2: not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a
         temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating
         and drinking" [ant: intemperate]
      3: not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his
         response to criticism" [syn: moderate]