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distemperature (in MND. II. i. 106, 1H4 V. i. 3 there is probably a glance at the old sense of ‘inclemency of weather’, but the direct ref. is to ‘ill humour, discomposure’)
1. physical disorder or derangement, ailment, illness Err. V. i. 82 “pale d-s,” 1H4 III. i. 34 “Our grandam earth, having this , In passion shook.”
2. disturbance of mind Rom. II. iii. 40 “Thou art uprous'd by some ,” Per. V. i. 27.
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