The definition of moderate is something that is average, mild or within reasonable limits.(adjective)
See moderate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME moderat < L moderatus, pp. of moderare, to keep within bounds, restrain < modus: see mode
See moderate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English moderat
Origin: , from Latin moderātus
Origin: , past participle of moderārī, to moderate; see med- in Indo-European roots.
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