[ mit-i-gey-tid ]
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  1. lessened in force, severity, or intensity; moderated: He received a mitigated sentence, with parole offered sooner than is customary.

  2. (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.

  1. 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.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of mitigate.

Origin of mitigated

First recorded in 1540–50; mitigate + -ed2 for the adjective senses; mitigate + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from mitigated

  • mit·i·gat·ed·ly, adverb

Words Nearby mitigated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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