mitigation

[ mit-i-gey-shuh n ]
/ ˌmɪt ɪˈgeɪ ʃən /

noun

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 mitigation

non·mit·i·ga·tion, noun
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