- 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 process of becoming milder, gentler, or less severe.
- a mitigating circumstance, event, or consequence.
Examples from the Web for mitigation
Contemporary Examples of mitigation
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
February 19, 2013
He can plead in mitigation that he had no choice—and if that is so, look for another Republican defeat in 2016.R.I.P., Mitt Romney
November 2, 2012
Mark shut the mitigation phase down,” Carr told The Daily Beast, “because it was a freak show.
As the mitigation proceeding began, Goudeau seemed noticeably uncomfortable.
Historical Examples of mitigation
The mitigation of that horror they condemn, resent, and often ascribe to the devil.The Conquest of Fear
What must I do, said I, to obtain a mitigation of the present sufferings of the two teachers?Fox's Book of Martyrs
They promised themselves some mitigation of their sufferings.Perils and Captivity
Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
But even that mitigation, for so much as it might be worth, was denied to him.The Arbiter
Lady F. E. E. Bell
Hear what his friends can say in mitigation and report to me.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Seven
Word Origin and History for mitigation
mid-14c., from Latin mitigationem (nominative mitigatio), noun of action from past participle stem of mitigare (see mitigate).