[mit-i-geyt] /ˈmɪt ɪˌgeɪt/
verb (used with object), mitigated, mitigating.
to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
to make less severe:
to mitigate a punishment.
to make (a person, one’s state of mind, disposition, etc.) milder or more gentle; mollify; appease.
verb (used without object), mitigated, mitigating.
to become milder; lessen in severity.
to make or become less severe or harsh; moderate
early 15c., “relieve (pain),” from Latin mitigatus, past participle of mitigare “soften, make tender, ripen, mellow, tame,” figuratively, “make mild or gentle, pacify, soothe,” ultimately from mitis “gentle, soft” (from PIE *mei- “mild”) + root of agere “do, make, act” (see act). First element is from PIE root *mei- “soft, mild.” Related: Mitigated; mitigating; mitigates.
mitigate mit·i·gate (mĭt’ĭ-gāt’)
v. mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing, mit·i·gates
To moderate in force or intensity.
mit’i·ga’tive or mit’i·ga·to’ry (-gə-tôr’ē) adj.
language An early system on the IBM 650. [Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959]. (1998-09-24)
/ˈmaɪtɪs; ˈmiː-/ noun 1. a malleable iron, fluid enough for casting, made by adding a small amount of aluminium to wrought iron
[meet-lah] /ˈmit lɑ/ noun 1. the ruins of a Zapotec Indian city near Oaxaca, Mexico, yielding elaborate remains of temples and other artifacts.
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