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mitigation

[mit-i-gey-shuh n] /ˌmɪt ɪˈgeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
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.
2.
the act of making a condition or consequence less severe:
the mitigation of a punishment.
3.
the process of becoming milder, gentler, or less severe.
4.
a mitigating circumstance, event, or consequence.
Related forms
nonmitigation, noun
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n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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