[mith-ri-dey-tahyz] /ˈmɪθ rɪˌdeɪ taɪz/
verb (used with object), mithridatized, mithridatizing.
to induce a state of in (a person).
noun a mythical precious metal, as strong as steel but lighter in weight Word Origin in J.R.R. Tolkein’s books n. 1954, an invented word by English author J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
[mahyt-uh-sahyd] /ˈmaɪt əˌsaɪd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a substance or preparation for killing . /ˈmɪtɪˌsaɪd/ noun 1. any drug or agent that destroys mites miticide mi·ti·cide (mī’tĭ-sīd’) n. An agent that kills mites. mi’ti·cid’al (-sīd’l) adj.
[mit-i-geyt] /ˈmɪt ɪˌgeɪt/ verb (used with object), mitigated, mitigating. 1. to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate. 2. to make less severe: to mitigate a punishment. 3. to make (a person, one’s state of mind, disposition, etc.) milder or more gentle; mollify; appease. verb (used without object), mitigated, mitigating. […]
adj. 1540s, from Latin mitigantem, present participle of mitigare (see mitigate). As a noun from 1865.