|Origin:||moderatus, past participle of moderare 'to moderate'|
not very large or very small, very hot or very cold, very fast or very slow etc:
Even moderate amounts of alcohol can be dangerous.
a moderate degree of success
a student of moderate ability
Moderate exercise, such as walking, is recommended.
Bake the pie for 30 minutes in a moderate oven.
moderate to strong winds
having opinions or beliefs, especially about politics, that are not extreme and that most people consider reasonable [≠ extreme]:
the more moderate members of the party
a moderate politician
staying within reasonable or sensible limits [≠ immoderate]:
a moderate smoker
moderate wage demands