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Distemper, subst. 1) in disposition: “if you are sick at sea, or stomach-qualmed at land, a dram of this will drive away d.” Cymb. III, 4, 194.
2) mental derangement, perturbation: “I would not have your d. in this kind for the wealth of Windsor Castle,” Wiv. III, 3, 231. “instigated by his d.” III, 5, 78. “any madness I ever yet beheld seemed but tameness to this his d.” IV, 2, 28. “there is a sickness which puts some of us in d., but I cannot name the disease,” Wint. I, 2, 385. “little faults proceeding on d.” H5 II, 2, 54 (i. e. committed in the state of drunkenness; cf. v. 42 and “distempering draughts,” Oth. I, 1, 99). “he hath found the head and source of all your son's d.” Hml. II, 2, 55. “what is your cause of d.?” III, 2, 351. “upon the heat and flame of thy d. sprinkle cool patience,” III, 4, 123.
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