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mitigant

adj.

1540s, from Latin mitigantem, present participle of mitigare (see mitigate). As a noun from 1865.

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  • So it would appear that even champagne is a mitigant, rather than an aggravator, of at least the public horrors of drunkenness.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, August 1899

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