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Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any appetite or activity.


/tem·per·ate/ (tem´per-at) restrained; characterized by moderation; as a temperate bacteriophage, which infects but does not lyse its host.


(tĕm′pər-ĭt, tĕm′prĭt)
a. Of or occurring in the Temperate Zone: temperate regions; temperate species.
b. Characterized by moderate temperatures, weather, or climate; neither hot nor cold.
a. Moderate in degree or quality; restrained: temperate criticism.
b. Exercising moderation and self-restraint: learned to be temperate in eating and drinking.
3. Biology Of or relating to a virus that infects bacterial cells but rarely causes lysis: temperate bacteriophages.

tem′per·ate·ly adv.
tem′per·ate·ness n.


Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any appetite or activity.


Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any activity.

Patient discussion about temperate

Q. What are the symptoms of Bipolar? and how does it effect one's health/temper?

A. here is a nice video i saw that describes bipolar symptoms:

and about how it affect your health- the affect is secondary. when you are in a depression episode you don't eat well, avoid showers and cleaning the house and it affects your health. and it leads to suicidle thoughts too- this has a tremendous afect on your health.

Q. what is the effect of hormones during pregnancy on a woman's temper?

A. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can indeedn cause mood changes, starting from anxiety or agitations to developing major clinical symptoms of depression. Pregnancy affects each woman differently.

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It is hardly surprising that with such a background magnolias are valued for their exceptional long levity, producing some of the largest blooms of any garden tree or shrub in cool temperate areas.
particular mountain 60 times in his pursuit of plants, Delavay sent 200,000 plant specimens to Europe, including 1,500 new discoveries - many suitable for cool temperate garden cultivation - until he died in China from bubonic plague.
But it is the drainage rather than the soil that is key to the cultivation of bulbs, corms, tubers, and rhizomes in cool temperate Wales.