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Distemper, vb. to put out of temper, to make ill-humoured: “the malignancy of my fate might perhaps d. yours,” Tw. II, 1, 5. (jealousy) “--ing gentle love in his desire,” Ven. 653. “full of supper and --ing draughts,” Oth. I, 1, 99 (cf. Hml. III, 2, 312. 313). Mostly in the participle --ed: 1) ill-humoured: “never saw I him touched with anger, so --ed,” Tp. IV, 145. “--ed lords,” John IV, 3, 21. “the king is marvellous --ed,” Hml. III, 2, 312. 2) diseased, bodily or mentally deranged: “a sad --ed guest,” Sonn. 153, 12. “you taste with a --ed appetite,” Tw. I, 5, 98. “it is but as a body yet --ed,” H4B III, 1, 41. “the hot passion of --ed blood,” Troil. II, 2, 169. “it argues a --ed head,” Rom. II, 3, 33. “he cannot buckle his -- ed cause within the belt of rule,” Mcb. V, 2, 15. Used of bad weather: “no --ed day,” John III, 4, 154. And figuratively: “this --ed messenger of wet, the many-coloured Iris,” All's I, 3, 157.
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