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.
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.
- 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/ .
- non·mit·i·ga·tive, non·mit·i·ga·to·ry, adjective
- un·mit·i·ga·tive, adjective
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How to use mitigating in a sentence
The FDA’s EUA program allows therapeutics companies to seek early approval when mitigating circumstances are met, as is the case with the current pandemic.Pfizer and BioNTech to submit request for emergency use approval of their COVID-19 vaccine today | Darrell Etherington | November 20, 2020 | TechCrunch
Supervisor Nathan Fletcher was the sole “no” vote, and expressed concern over the county’s use of carbon offsets to mitigate the project’s environmental impact and ongoing issues with the county’s Climate Action Plan.Morning Report: County Digs in to Keep COVID Data Private | Voice of San Diego | November 19, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Agrawal discusses some of the measures the company has taken to fight back, while admitting Twitter is trying to thread a needle of mitigating harm caused by false content without becoming an arbiter of truth.
Now more than ever, a united front is building in an effort to mitigate the unconscionable and unacceptable disparities in health among certain segments of the population.COVID-19 reminds us of the need to focus on health equity | jakemeth | November 17, 2020 | Fortune
To me, being outdoors mitigates most of the risk of coronavirus transmission, yet as the day approaches I am having second thoughts.
It is tasked with mitigating environmental destruction brought on by three and a half decades of torrid growth.
The defense strategy at trial was as much about mitigating as acquitting.Bradley Manning: ‘I Will Recover From This ... This Is Just a Stage in My Life’ | Alexa O'Brien | August 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Naturally, mitigating the financial burden of raising children would make it easier to decide to have more of them.
The one mitigating circumstance I can offer the mute court of existence is that I am only tuned in (and turned off) 24-six.
mitigating the threat posed by transferred detainees is an inherently difficult proposition.Obama, Not Congress, Is the Reason Guantánamo Is Still Open | Thomas Joscelyn | May 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If a fair trial is to be allowed there are mitigating circumstances to be urged.The Raid of John Brown at Harper's Ferry as I Saw It | Rev. Samuel Vanderlip Leech
Among the mitigating circumstances I should be inclined to name even those which you bring in aggravation.Leonora | Maria Edgeworth
Later it was in somewhat general use internally for mitigating the pains of colic.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
That would be a cool proposition, I am aware, but for certain mitigating circumstances which I hasten to mention.Living on a Little | Caroline French Benton
Nothing that we know of can prevent them, though many means are known of mitigating their severity.