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[mit-i-gey-shuh n] /ˌmɪt ɪˈgeɪ ʃən/
the act of mitigating, or lessening the force or intensity of something unpleasant, as wrath, pain, grief, or extreme circumstances:
Social support is the most important factor in the mitigation of stress among adolescents.
the act of making a condition or consequence less severe:
the mitigation of a punishment.
the process of becoming milder, gentler, or less severe.
a mitigating circumstance, event, or consequence.
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nonmitigation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I can only say be patient with yourself, and take every mitigation that offers itself.

    Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • But even that mitigation, for so much as it might be worth, was denied to him.

    The Arbiter Lady F. E. E. Bell
  • Might possibly the something take the shape of a change or mitigation of Paolina's resolve?

    A Siren Thomas Adolphus Trollope
  • It may be months before there is any mitigation of the lameness.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • There is, however, something to be said in mitigation of judgment, though perhaps not in defence.

  • The mitigation of that horror they condemn, resent, and often ascribe to the devil.

Word Origin and History for mitigation

mid-14c., from Latin mitigationem (nominative mitigatio), noun of action from past participle stem of mitigare (see mitigate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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