Definition of moderate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdərət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdərət//
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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. 2 having or showing opinions, especially about politics, that are not extreme moderate views/policies a moderate socialist
  3. 3staying within limits that are considered to be reasonable by most people a moderate drinker moderate wage demands opposite immoderate
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin moderat- ‘reduced, controlled’, from the verb moderare; related to modest.
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