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    tempered - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tempered

    Definition
    (adj) made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
    Synonyms : hardened , toughened , treated
    Example Sentence
    • a sword of tempered steel
    • tempered glass
    Definition
    (adj) adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element
    Example Sentence
    • criticism tempered with kindly sympathy
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