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mŏdĭfĭco , āre, 1, v. n. and
I.a. [modusfacio].
I. Neutr., to limit, set limits to: “alicui in aliquā re intercedere aut modificare,Front. Ep. ad M. Caes. 4, 3 Mai.—
II. Act., to control, regulate: “vitalis motus,Aug. de Music. 6, 17, 58.—Pass. reflex., to observe due measure, keep within bounds, to be moderate: “modificari in sumptibus,App. Doctr. Plat. p. 18, 37.—Class. only in part. perf. mŏdĭfĭcātus , a, um, measured off, measured: “verba modificata,Cic. Part. Or. 5, 17: “membra modificata,id. de Or. 3, 48, 186: “corpora ... modificata utriusque rei participatione,App. de Deo Socr. p. 47, 7.—
B. Melodious: “luseiniarum querelae,Sid. Ep. 9, 2.
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