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  1. present participle and gerund of temper

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tempering (plural temperings)

  1. The act by which something is tempered.
    • 1872, Louis Emmanuel Gruner, The Manufacture of Steel, page 29:
      Caron has, in fact, discovered this very curious circumstance, that a bar of steel becomes shorter under successive temperings, while it increases in size, laterally, in such a manner, that there actually is an increase of volume.

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