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mitigating

[ mit-i-gey-ting ]
/ ˈmɪt ɪˌgeɪ tɪŋ /
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adjective
lessening the force, intensity, or severity of something, as punishment, danger, pain, anger, etc. (sometimes used in combination):The defense made only brief mention of his intellectual disability and the beatings he suffered—mitigating circumstances that could have changed the trial’s outcome.As a responsible bank, we take various risk-mitigating measures to protect the interests of our customers.
noun
the act or fact of lessening the force, severity, etc., of something:Seven organizations have agreed to contribute microsatellites dedicated to the monitoring and mitigating of man-made and natural disasters.
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Rarely mit·i·ga·tive [mit-i-guh-tiv], /ˈmɪt ɪ gəˌtɪv/, mit·i·ga·to·ry [mit-i-guh-tawr-ee] /ˈmɪt ɪ gəˌtɔr i/ .

Origin of mitigating

mitigat(e) + -ing2 for the adjective; mitigat(e) + -ing1 for the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM mitigating

non·mit·i·ga·tive, non·mit·i·ga·to·ry, adjectiveun·mit·i·ga·tive, adjective
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