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Distemper

Dis`tem´per
v. t.1.To temper or mix unduly; to make disproportionate; to change the due proportions of.
[imp. & p. p. Distempered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Distempering.]
When . . . the humors in his body ben distempered.
- Chaucer.
2.To derange the functions of, whether bodily, mental, or spiritual; to disorder; to disease.
3.To deprive of temper or moderation; to disturb; to ruffle; to make disaffected, ill-humored, or malignant.
4.To intoxicate.
5.(Paint.) To mix (colors) in the way of distemper; as, to distemper colors with size.
n.1.An undue or unnatural temper, or disproportionate mixture of parts.
2.Severity of climate; extreme weather, whether hot or cold.
Those countries . . . under the tropic, were of a distemper uninhabitable.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
3.A morbid state of the animal system; indisposition; malady; disorder; - at present chiefly applied to diseases of brutes; as, a distemper in dogs; the horse distemper; the horn distemper in cattle.
4.Morbid temper of the mind; undue predominance of a passion or appetite; mental derangement; bad temper; ill humor.
Little faults proceeding on distemper.
- Shak.
Some frenzy distemper had got into his head.
- Bunyan.
5.Political disorder; tumult.
6.(Paint.) A preparation of opaque or body colors, in which the pigments are tempered or diluted with weak glue or size (cf. Tempera) instead of oil, usually for scene painting, or for walls and ceilings of rooms.
Noun1.distemper - any of various infectious viral diseases of animals
2.distemper - an angry and disagreeable mood
3.distemper - paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
4.distemper - a painting created by distemper
5.distemper - a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery
Verb1.distemper - paint with distemper
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