Distemper

Disturbed condition of the body or mind, ill health, illness, a mental or physical disorder, disease or ailment - Disease usually of animals with malaise and discharge from nose and throat

distemper

[n] - any of various infectious diseases of animals 2. [v] - paint with distemper
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distemper

One of the earliest painting media, known in Egypt and ancient Mesopotamia and used by the Greeks in interior decoration. It is a mixture of powdered colour with chalk or clay, diluted with water...
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Distemper

Wall paint made from water, pigment and glue (traditional)
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Distemper

A traditional wall paint made from pigment, water and glue.
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Distemper

A traditional water-based paint, the application of which allows a wall to 'breathe' (to absorb and emit water). It is an unsuitable base for applying modern paints.
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Distemper

Dis·tem'per transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Distempered ; present participle & verbal noun Distempering .] [ Old French destemprer , destremper , to distemper, French détremper to soak, soften, slake ...
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distemper

1. An undue or unnatural temper, or disproportionate mixture of parts. ... This meaning and most of the following are to be referred to the Galenical doctrine of the four 'humors' in man. See Humor. According to the old physicians, these humors, when unduly tempered, produce a disordered state of body and mind. ... 2. Severity of climate; extreme w...
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distemper

noun a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery
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distemper

(dis-tem´pәr) a name for several infectious diseases of animals, especially canine distemper, a highly fatal viral disease of dogs, marked by fever, loss of appetite, and a discharge from the nose and eyes.
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Distemper

• (v. t.) A morbid state of the animal system; indisposition; malady; disorder; -- at present chiefly applied to diseases of brutes; as, a distemper in dogs; the horse distemper; the horn distemper in cattle. • (v. t.) To deprive of temper or moderation; to disturb; to ruffle; to make disaffected, ill-humored, or malignant. • (v. t.)...
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distemper

(from the article `painting`) Distemper is a crude form of tempera made by mixing dry pigment into a paste with water, which is thinned with heated glue in working or by adding ...
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Distemper

In painting and decorating, distemper is properly a composition of common white bound with either glue size or casein. The term is loosely, and inaccurately, frequently applied to any form of water paint or water thinned material.
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Distemper

Paints made by mixing pigment with water and bound with casein, glue or egg. Widely used before the arrival of emulsion.
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distemper

distemper, in veterinary medicine, highly contagious, catarrhal, often fatal disease of dogs. It also affects wolves, foxes, mink, raccoons, and ferrets. Distemper is caused by a filtrable virus that is airborne; it is also spread by infected utensils, brushes, and clothing. Symptoms are high fever,...
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Distemper

In painting, distemper is a preparation of opaque colour mixed in a watery glue, such as size, eggwhite or gum. It was used chiefly in scene-painting and in paper for walls during the 19th ecntury, but was employed in the higher departments of art before the introduction of oil-painting in the 16th century. Distemper is painted on a dry surface, fr...
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distemper

Any of several infectious diseases of animals characterized by catarrh, cough, and general weakness. Specifically, it refers to a virus disease in young dogs, also found in wild animals, which can now be prevented by vaccination
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distemper

(painting) One of the earliest painting media, known in Egypt and ancient Mesopotamia and used by the Greeks in interior decoration. It is a mixture of powdered colour with chalk or clay, diluted with water and a gel substance (size or gum) instead of oil. Although distemper is a type of tempe...
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Distemper

An infectious viral disease occurring in dogs, characterized by loss of appetite, a catarrhal discharge from the eyes and nose, vomiting, fever, lethargy, partial paralysis caused by destruction of myelinated nerve tissue, and sometimes death. Also called canine distemper.
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distemper

A blend of glue, chalk and water-based paint, used mostly for murals and posters.
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distemper

Alternative name for strangles.
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Distemper

Cat distemper is the name some people give to feline panleukopaenia infection, or as it is also known, feline infectious enteritis.
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Distemper

An old name for strangles in the horse, sometimes used to denote any infectious respiratory disease
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Distemper

[paint] Distemper is a term with a variety of meanings for paints used in decorating and as a historical medium for painting pictures, and contrasted with tempera. The binding element may be some form of glue or oil; these are known in decorating respectively as soft distemper and oil bound distemper. ==Soft distemper== Distemper is an earl...
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Distemper

A highly contagious disease which if caught by your ferret is 100% lethal. In order to protect your ferret it is important to have your ferret vaccinated by your vet.
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