7. Political disorder; tumult.

8. Uneasiness; ill humor or bad temper.

There is a sickness, which puts some of us in distemper.

9. In painting, the mixing of colors with something besides oil and water. When colors are mixed with size, whites of eggs, or other unctuous or glutinous matter, and not with oil, it is said to be done in distemper.

, v.t.

1. To disease; to disorder; to derange the functions of the body or mind.

2. To disturb; to ruffle.

3. To deprive of temper or moderation.

4. To make disaffected, ill humored or malignant. This verb is seldom used, except in the participles.