lessened in force, severity, or intensity; moderated: He received a mitigated sentence, with parole offered sooner than is customary.
(of a person, state of mind, etc.) made milder, gentler, less hostile, etc.; mollified or appeased: Several members expressed opinions lauding the proposal, but what is still more encouraging is the mitigated tone of its opponents.
Environmental Science. (of a habitat) restored or re-created in order to make up for losses due to development or agriculture: Here the path begins to weave among five ponds that are part of a mitigated wetland installed at the nature museum in 1998.
the simple past tense and past participle of mitigate.
- mit·i·gat·ed·ly, adverb
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How to use mitigated in a sentence
In the short term, it’s possible this kind of virtual restaurant might make restaurants safer places to work, mitigating the risk created by customers dining in close proximity to staff.Chipotle Is Test-Driving a Delivery-Only Restaurant | Elazar Sontag | November 11, 2020 | Eater
The country’s coal consumption declined from 2013 through 2017, during a national campaign to fight air pollution—then rebounded, as pressure to mitigate an economic slowdown took precedence.Xi Jinping’s ‘carbon neutrality’ bombshell leaves China in a climate conundrum | Naomi Xu Elegant | October 31, 2020 | Fortune
While pursuing an “America First” foreign policy, it has not made payments to the Green Climate Fund, which was created to help developing countries adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change.The U.S. will leave the Paris climate accord on Nov. 4. But voters will decide for how long. | Steven Mufson, Brady Dennis | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
If someone tests positive, safety protocols would mitigate spread, at least throughout the football facility.Football is back in Happy Valley. The coronavirus never left. | Kent Babb | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Whatever risk of acquisition you’ve sustained during the travel you’ll be able to mitigate by quarantining after you’ve arrived.How to plan a COVID-safe Thanksgiving, week-by-week | Kate Baggaley | October 30, 2020 | Popular-Science
For a while the financial costs to our family were mitigated.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years | Elizabeth Picciuto | December 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That lapse was partly mitigated by the rise of blogging, which encouraged user-generated content.
But more often, the inclusion of people of color is limited or mitigated by oddly retrograde cultural politics.
If recognized and treated early enough, the effects of infection with pertussis can be somewhat mitigated.
The pre-air controversy is mitigated by the fact that Riley and Huey are played by the same actor.Aaron McGruder’s ‘The Boondocks’ Returns Without Aaron McGruder | Rich Goldstein | April 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
No sooner had the sentences of excommunication been promulgated than King Robert took measures to have them revoked or mitigated.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
You have in many instances mitigated the sufferings of those unfortunate, though innocent beings, committed to your charge.Fox's Book of Martyrs | John Foxe
Their sufferings were soon mitigated by the sympathy and relieved by the charity of the other colonists.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
The princess royal, whose qualities have honoured even her birth and blood, experienced from this period a mitigated captivity.Fox's Book of Martyrs | John Foxe
Oh my solitude will be mitigated—I shall have models and people.The Tragic Muse | Henry James