Complete Definition of "distemper"

English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉmpÉ(r)|-ÉmpÉ(r)

Noun
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distemper

  1. A viral disease of animals, such as dogs and cats, characterised by fever, coughing and catarrh.
  2. A type of paint.

Verb
distemper

  1. to disturb and disorder, hence to make sick

Quotations
1592–1609: I, sick withal, the help of bath desired, / And thither hied, a sad distemper'd guest, / But found no cure: the bath for my help lies / Where Cupid got new fire--my mistress' eyes. — William Shakespeare, Sonnet CLIII.

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