In*tem`per*ate (?), a. [L. intemperatus. See In- not, and Temperate.]


Indulging any appetite or passion to excess; immoderate to enjoyments or exertion.


Specifically, addicted to an excessive or habitual use of alcoholic liquors.


Excessive; ungovernable; inordinate; violent; immoderate; as, intemperate language, zeal, etc.; intemperate weather.

Most do taste through fond intemperate thirst. Milton.

Use not thy mouth to intemperate swearing. Ecclus. xxiii. 13.


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In*tem`per*ate (?), v. t.

To disorder.



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