distemper meaning

Pronunciation:   "distemper" in a sentence
  • Noun: distemper  dis'tempu(r)
    1. Any of various infectious viral diseases of animals 
    2. An angry and disagreeable mood
      - ill humor [US], ill humour [Brit, Cdn] 
    3. Paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder 
    4. A painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder 
    5. A method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery
    Verb: distemper  dis'tempu(r)
    1. Paint with distemper

    Derived forms: distempered, distempering, distempers

    Type of: animal disease, humor [US], humour [Brit, Cdn], mood, paint, painting, picture, pigment, temper

    Encyclopedia: Distemper

  • [Architecture]

    A paint containing earth pigments, calcium carbonate, tinting colors, glue size, or casein, mixed with water; tempera.

  • [Medicine]
    A name for several highly contagious viral diseases of animals,especially canine distemper. In dogs,it is caused by the canine distemper virus (DISTEMPER VIRUS,CANINE). It is characterized by a diphasic fever,leukopenia,gastrointestinal and respiratory inflammation and sometimes,neurologic complications. In cats it is known as FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA. n : a disordered or abnormal bodily state esp. of quadruped mammals: as
    a : a highly contagious virus disease esp. of dogs that is marked by fever, leukopenia, and respiratory, gastrointestinal, and neurological symptoms and that is caused by a morbillivirus —called also canine distemper
    d : a severe frequently fatal infectious nasopharyngeal inflammation of rabbits


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  1. the distemper held him a long time, and at length carried him off.
  2. girls are liable to other distempers besides the small-pox.
  3. dog distemper virus and immunoprophylaxis of dog distemper
  4. dog distemper virus and immunoprophylaxis of dog distemper
  5. laboratory animal-method for examination of canine distemper virus

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