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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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There is a relationship between herpes zoster and seasonal variations which seems to be different from temperate climate of western countries.
In the past decade though, researchers noticed that the whales are spending their summer months in the more temperate climates just off the coast of Santa Barbara.
The risk of multiple sclerosis is higher both in temperate climates and among people of northern European decent.
The sites chosen include a set of locations proposed by the University of Alaska in seven zones with varying climates, Griffiss International Airport in central New York state will test how to integrate drones into the congested north-east airspace, and North Dakota Department of Commerce will test the human impact of drones and also how the aircraft cope in temperate climates among others.
The outcome is that from Dallas to Dubai, models developed in temperate climates, such as the glass curtained, air-conditioned, energy-guzzling office block are simply plonked down in patently unsuitable settings.
plant family Annonaceae Custardapple) that is adapted to temperate climates.
Lakes at higher latitudes and in more temperate climates -- such as Green Lake in upstate New York -- overturn regularly because the seasonal cooling causes their surface waters to sink.
These birds are known as neotropical migrants, because they spend part of the year in tropical climates near the equator and part of the year in temperate climates like eastern North Carolina.
In temperate climates such as that of Britain, recent concern for the environment has changed designers' perception of building services -- the pendulum has swung from fully air-conditioned buildings to those ones totally naturally ventilated.
Copa-ibas grow only in the tropics, but Calvin says researchers may be able to adapt them to temperate climates or to transfer the oil-producing genes into a temperate-adapted tree.
The glass towers and motor-ways of the West are ridiculously polluting and energy wasting in temperate climates.
In temperate climates, rotaviruses show a striking seasonality; there are several hundred times as many cases in the winter as in the summer.