how to pronounce distemper


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distemper is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of distemper


  1. To derange the functions of, whether bodily, mental, or spiritual; to disorder; to disease.
  2. To deprive of temper or moderation; to disturb; to ruffle; to make disaffected, ill-humoured, or malignant.
  3. To paint using distemper.
  4. To temper or mix unduly; to make disproportionate; to change the due proportions of.
  5. To intoxicate.
  6. To mix (colours) in the way of distemper.


  1. A glue-based paint.
  2. A disorder of the humours of the body; a disease.
  3. A painting produced with this kind of paint.
  4. A viral disease of animals, such as dogs and cats, characterised by fever, coughing and catarrh.

words that rhyme with distemper


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