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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: distemperare 'to combine (liquids in the body that affect health) wrongly'

distemper

noun
     
dis‧tem‧per [uncountable]
1MIHBA a serious infectious disease that affects animals, especially dogs
2 British EnglishTB a type of paint that you mix with water to paint walls
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