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      n  
1    any of various infectious diseases of animals, esp. canine distemper, a highly contagious viral disease of dogs, characterized initially by high fever and a discharge from the nose and eyes  
   See also       hard pad       strangles  
2    Archaic  
a    a disease or disorder  
b    disturbance  
c    discontent  
      vb  
3    tr  
Archaic   to disturb  
     (C14: from Late Latin distemperare to derange the health of, from Latin dis-1 + temperare to mix in correct proportions)  
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