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[mit-i-gey-shuh n] /ˌmɪt ɪˈgeɪ ʃən/
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.
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.
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nonmitigation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Although that is probably being held down by the federal foreclosure mitigation programs.
  • This is known as “mitigation”—moving or restoring wetlands to ensure no net loss, as national legislation requires.
  • Barrister might have some defense in mitigation of his responsibility.
  • The company attributed its failure to a lack of ability to market the product's purported risk mitigation benefits.
  • As for construction noise, developers will be required to submit a noise-mitigation plan on any project.
  • This is one part of the solution, a mitigation effort.
  • It's a little bit strange-looking, but it is optimized for things like carbon mitigation and photosynthesis.
  • The third researches the possibilities for mitigation.
  • It's all about risk mitigation.
  • This will also include risk mitigation and contingency plans for all activities.
Word Origin and History for mitigation

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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