[ mit-i-gey-shuhn ]
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  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.

  1. the act of alleviating harmful or dangerous conditions or of reducing the harm inflicted by them: radon mitigation; mitigation of climate change;aircraft noise mitigation.

  2. the process of becoming milder, gentler, or less severe.

  3. a mitigating circumstance, event, or consequence.

Origin of mitigation

First recorded in 1350–1400; from Anglo-French, Middle French mitigacion, from Latin mitigātiōn-, stem of mitigātiō, equivalent to mitigāt(us), past participle of mitigāre “to calm, soften, soothe” + -iō -ion; see mitigate

Other words from mitigation

  • non·mit·i·ga·tion, noun

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