tempered
1. [ adjective ] made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
Synonyms: hardened toughened treated
Examples:

"a sword of tempered steel" "tempered glass"

Related terms: untempered baked curable sunbaked annealed
2. [ adjective ] adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element
Examples:

"criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"

Related terms: untempered moderated tuned diluted
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