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Definition of moderation:

  1. Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear adversity with moderation.
  2. The act of moderating, or of imposing due restraint.
  3. The first public examinations for degrees at the University of Oxford; - usually contracted to mods.
  4. The state or quality of being mmoderate.

Synonyms:

reliever, fasting, mitigation, ministration, mediation, substitute, increase, fill-in, rest period, relievo, rilievo, limitation, measure, reduction, temperance, palliation, self-control, extenuation, restriction, moderateness, respite, relief, continence, controlling, stand-in, sculptural relief, modestness, backup, backup man, self-restraint, embossment, abstemiousness, settlement, easement, soothing, license, governance, easing, rest, succour, edge, reasonableness, regulation, assuagement, succor.

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