distemper distemper  /dɪs ˈtɛm pər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any of various infectious viral diseases of animals
  2. (n) an angry and disagreeable mood
  3. (n) paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
  4. (n) a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
  5. (n) a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery
  6. (v) paint with distemper

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Just as there is no cure for epilepsy, there is none for distemper, scourge of dogs.
  2. Dogs droop and often die of distemper, a virus disease which affects them very much as influenza affects human beings.
  3. It was, so to speak, more muted and pastoral: harmless scratches, small obscenities, chalk on Roman distemper.

News

  1. County offers distemper clinic after spring outbreak

    A distemper outbreak that hit Allen earlier this year has settled down, but Collin County is helping guard against the highly contagious virus by hosting a low-cost vaccination clinic on Saturday.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Allen American

  2. Collin County Hosts Distemper Vaccination Clinic

    Collin County is hosting a distemper vaccination clinic to prevent the virus in household pets. Photo Credit: NBC 5
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NBC Dallas Fort Worth

  3. Corona authorities warn of distemper-infected raccoons

    Pet owners throughout Corona were advised today to ensure their dogs and cats are vaccinated for distemper following confirmation that a dying raccoon was infected with the disease.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Southwest Riverside News Network

Quotes

  1. In 1602, Shakespeare wrote that Queen Gertrude told Hamlet: "O gentle son, Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper, Sprinkle cool patience."
    on Feb 10, 2006 By: William Shakespeare Source: CBS News

  2. Baxter said: "It was the dog's first and last TV appearance. Two days later she died of distemper."
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: Biddy Baxter Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "The whole environment isn't conducive to adoption," Franklin said. "It's just not a positive experience because of the distemper and parvovirus. The last thing they want is to adopt a sick dog."
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Kirk Franklin Source: Galveston County Daily News

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