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.
the act of making a condition or consequence less severe: the mitigation of a punishment.
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.
the process of becoming milder, gentler, or less severe.
a mitigating circumstance, event, or consequence.
- non·mit·i·ga·tion, noun
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How to use mitigation in a sentence
“Now, while you have the luxury of being able to test new ways of measuring success alongside the soon-to-be-retired methods, is when you need to be adapting,” said Luke Taylor, founder of ad fraud mitigation company TrafficGuard.‘You can find those audiences elsewhere’: Advertisers scramble for answers after Apple’s IDFA update | Seb Joseph | February 4, 2021 | Digiday
New data, meanwhile, suggests that schools do not contribute significantly to the virus’s spread when mitigation measures are in place, such as masks and good ventilation.San Francisco is suing its own school district in a bid to resume in-person classes | Marisa Iati | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
It might be something that was just a handful of cases because the mitigation is happening.U.S. response to coronavirus variants emphasizes masks and vaccines instead of lockdowns | Fenit Nirappil, Brittany Shammas | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Auditors also found it could take as long as nine years from the time a company was cited for violating emission standards before it was ordered to pay a fine or was required by a settlement to pay for a mitigation project.Air Quality Regulators in “Cancer Alley” Have Fallen Dangerously Behind | by Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune and The Advocate | January 29, 2021 | ProPublica
“Schools all over the country have very different levels of mitigation measures,” said Leana Wen, a physician and public health professor at George Washington University.CDC finds scant spread of coronavirus in schools with precautions in place | Laura Meckler | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
The Senate should embrace it as a responsible pain-mitigation measure.
But this attention has focused overwhelmingly on the adaptation side of the challenge, while ignoring the mitigation imperative.Welcome to the Politics of Climate Change: Adapt and Avert | Mark Hertsgaard | February 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
(To Ken Lewis of Bank of America): Have you offshored some of your loss mitigation specialists?Maxine Waters to Become Senior Democrat on Financial Services | Megan McArdle | December 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He can plead in mitigation that he had no choice—and if that is so, look for another Republican defeat in 2016.
Mark shut the mitigation phase down,” Carr told The Daily Beast, “because it was a freak show.Mark Goudeau, Phoenix 'Baseline Killer,' Sentenced to Death | Terry Greene Sterling | November 30, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its only mitigation is that it is carried on under the set of rules represented by the state and the law.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
He never was a man to whom a successful appeal for the slightest mitigation of justice could have been made.With Edged Tools | Henry Seton Merriman
Prussia in her despair had sent one agent after another to Paris in order to secure some mitigation of Napoleon's demands.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
Heaven would not do this cruel wrong without offering some apology—some mitigation.
The very absence of all claim to mitigation, makes it impossible to mistake the motive to lenity in his case.