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mitigation

[mit-i-gey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. 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.
  2. the act of making a condition or consequence less severe: the mitigation of a punishment.
  3. the process of becoming milder, gentler, or less severe.
  4. a mitigating circumstance, event, or consequence.
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Related formsnon·mit·i·ga·tion, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-mitigation

mitigation

n.

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

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