[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).
- Mitigating circumstances
plural noun 1. circumstances that may be considered to lessen the culpability of an offender
[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. […]
noun 1. an economy in which there are elements of both public and private enterprise. noun 1. an economy in which some industries are privately owned and others are publicly owned or nationalized An economy that combines elements of capitalism and socialism, mixing some individual ownership and regulation. Some capitalist countries, France, for example, employ […]
noun 1. (in tennis) a doubles match with a man and a woman on each side. plural noun 1. (tennis) a doubles game with a man and a woman as partners on each side