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Noun moderation has 4 senses
  1. moderation, moderateness - quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
    --1 is a kind of degree, grade, level
    Antonyms: immoderation, immoderateness
    --1 has particulars: golden mean; reasonableness
    Derived forms: verb moderate3, verb moderate5, verb moderate2
  2. easing, moderation, relief - a change for the better
    --2 is a kind of change, alteration, modification
    --2 has particulars: disembarrassment; breath of fresh air
  3. temperance, moderation - the trait of avoiding excesses
    --3 is a kind of restraint, control; natural virtue
    --3 has particulars: sobriety; abstemiousness
  4. moderation - the action of lessening in severity or intensity; "the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"
    --4 is a kind of
    decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
    --4 has particulars: abatement
    Derived form: verb moderate4
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