Definition of retemper in US English:

retemper

verb

  • with object To temper again.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Florio (1553–1625), author and teacher of languages. From re- + temper. Compare post-classical Latin retemperare to calm, moderate, control again, to cure (a bite), Middle French retemprer to temper (metal) again.

Pronunciation

retemper

/ˌriːˈtɛmpə/