Third-person singular simple present indicative form of distemper.(verb)
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Use "distempers" in a sentence
"That by the extraordinary heat, the ferment of the blood being raised too high, and the tone of the stomach relaxed, when the weather breaks the blood palls, and like overfermented liquors is depauperated, or turns eager and sharp, and there's a crude digestion, whence the name distempers may be supposed to ensue."
"Show that the three "distempers" described by Bacon characterize the three great stages in human progress from the sixth to the fifteenth centuries."
"In formulating the new method he first pointed out the defects of the learning of his time, which he classified under the head of "distempers," three in number, and as follows:"