Found 3 items, similar to Distemper.
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n 1: any of various infectious viral diseases of animals
2: an angry and disagreeable mood [syn: ill humor
, ill humour
] [ant: good humor
3: paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
4: a painting created by distemper
5: a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with
water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or
v : paint with distemper
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distempered
pr. & vb. n. Distempering
.] [OF. destemprer, destremper, to
distemper, F. d['e]tremper to soak, soften, slake (lime);
pref. des- (L. dis-) + OF. temprer, tremper, F. tremper, L.
temperare to mingle in due proportion. See Temper
, and cf.
1. To temper or mix unduly; to make disproportionate; to
change the due proportions of. [Obs.]
When . . . the humors in his body ben distempered.
2. To derange the functions of, whether bodily, mental, or
spiritual; to disorder; to disease. --Shak.
The imagination, when completely distempered, is the
most incurable of all disordered faculties.
3. To deprive of temper or moderation; to disturb; to ruffle;
to make disaffected, ill-humored, or malignant.
4. To intoxicate. [R.]
The courtiers reeling,
And the duke himself, I dare not say distempered,
But kind, and in his tottering chair carousing.
5. (Paint.) To mix (colors) in the way of distemper; as, to
distemper colors with size. [R.]
, n. [See Distemper
, v. t., and cf.
1. An undue or unnatural temper, or disproportionate mixture
of parts. --Bacon.
Note: This meaning and most of the following are to be
referred to the Galenical doctrine of the four
in man. See Humor
. According to the old
physicians, these humors, when unduly tempered, produce
a disordered state of body and mind.
2. Severity of climate; extreme weather, whether hot or cold.
Those countries . . . under the tropic, were of a
distemper uninhabitable. --Sir W.
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.
They heighten distempers to diseases. --Suckling.
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.
5. Political disorder; tumult. --Waller.
(a) 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.
(b) A painting done with this preparation.
Syn: Disease; disorder; sickness; illness; malady;
indisposition; ailment. See Disease