moderating

[ adjective, noun mod-er-it, mod-rit; verb mod-uh-reyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF moderating
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MODERATING

But it kept ON moderating, and in a precious little while it was 'most too moderate.

The darkness of night came on, and instead of moderating, the gale increased.

I told him that we had cleared away the wreck of the masts, and that the weather was moderating.

Her influence was on the whole a moderating and prudent force.

I had not yet furnished it with the means of stopping or moderating its motion.

She is a favourable stimulant and, at the same time, a moderating element.

It is only the moderating influence of others which restrains them.

"Sign, my dear," he repeated softly, moderating his impatience.

It would have had more effect in moderating Southern excitement.

And you have not the power of moderating them in it, when you have done.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., originally of weather and other physical conditions, from Latin moderatus "within bounds, observing moderation;" figuratively "modest, restrained," past participle of moderari "to regulate, mitigate, restrain, temper, set a measure, keep (something) within measure," related to modus "measure," from PIE *med-es-, from base *med- (see medical (adj.)). The notion is "keeping within due measure." In English, of persons from early 15c.; of opinions from 1640s; of prices from 1904. Related: Moderateness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MODERATING

extenuating

adjectiveserving as an excuse
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