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[mit-i-gey-shuh n] /ˌmɪt ɪˈgeɪ ʃən/

the act of , 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.

mid-14c., from Latin mitigationem (nominative mitigatio), noun of action from past participle stem of mitigare (see mitigate).


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