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temperate

adjective uk   /ˈtem.pər.ət/ /-prət/ us    /-pɚ.ət/

temperate adjective (WEATHER)

environment (of weather conditions) neither very hot nor very cold: a temperate climate biology Temperate plants grow naturally in places where the weather is neither very hot nor very cold.

temperate adjective (BEHAVIOUR)

formal If someone's behaviour is temperate, it is calm and controlled.
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