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Definition of moderate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1that is neither very good, large, hot, etc. nor very bad, small, cold, etc. students of moderate ability Even moderate amounts of the drug can be fatal. The team enjoyed only moderate success last season. Cook over a moderate heat.
  2. 2having or showing opinions, especially about politics, that are not extreme moderate views/policies a moderate Republican
  3. 3staying within limits that are considered to be reasonable by most people a moderate drinker moderate salary demands opposite immoderate
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