distemper (v.) Old form(s): distemperd, Distempring
disorder, derange, disturb, confuse
TN II.i.5[Sebastian to Antonio] The malignancy of my fate might perhaps distemper yours
TNK IV.iii.69[Doctor to Gaoler and Wooer, of the Gaoler's Daughter] That intemperate surfeit of her eye hath distempered the other senses
Ven.653[Venus to Adonis, of solicitude] Distempering gentle Love in his desire, / As air and water do abate the fire
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