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 for Moderating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moderate \Mod"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moderated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Moderating.]
     1. To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a
        state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within
        bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to
        repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage,
        action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind.
        [1913 Webster]
              By its astringent quality, it moderates the relaxing
              quality of warm water.                --Arbuthnot.
        [1913 Webster]
              To moderate stiff minds disposed to strive.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting
        or a discussion; as, to moderate a synod; to moderate a
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  moderating \moderating\ adj.
     lessening in intensity or strength. Opposite of
     intensifying. [Narrower terms: tempering; weakening]
     [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lessening in intensity or strength [ant: intensifying]

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