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destemplar (Colombia) (Peru)

Translation of destemplar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1
    to make … go out of tune
  • 3 (Latin America)
    to set … on edge

also: destemplarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (indisponerse)
    to become unwell
    (con fiebre) to get a slight fever
    to get a bit of a temperature (British English)
  • 2
    to become unpleasant o unsettled
  • 3 (Música)
    to go out of tune
  • 4
    to lose its edge
  • 5 (Andes) (Mexico) (dientes) (+ me/te/le etc) al oír ese ruido se me destemplan los dientes
    that noise sets my teeth on edge

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