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tempering

Definitions of tempering
  1. adjective
    moderating by making more temperate
    Synonyms:
    moderating
    lessening in intensity or strength
  2. noun
    hardening something by heat treatment
    synonyms: annealing
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    type of:
    hardening
    the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)
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