[ mit-i-gey-shuhn ]
/ ˌmɪt ɪˈgeɪ ʃən /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM mitigationnon·mit·i·ga·tion, noun
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How to use mitigation in a sentence
In his case, however, the penalties of invalid life had great mitigations—mitigations such as fall to the lot of few.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12|Elbert Hubbard
The only mitigations of the horrors of prison life were the presence of his devoted wife and his books.The White Doe|Sallie Southall Cotten
He held fast to eternal punishment, but allowed the possibility of mitigations.
But let it be noted that the peculiar mitigations of slavery affected only slaves of Hebrew blood, not Gentiles.A Defence of Virginia|Robert L. Dabney
Such mitigations as the horrors of war allow were forbidden to these "rebels" by legal fiction.Irish Nationality|Alice Stopford Green