mitigation

noun mit·i·ga·tion \ ˌmi-tə-ˈgā-shən \

Definition of mitigation

plural mitigations
: the act of mitigating something or the state of being mitigated : the process or result of making something less severe, dangerous, painful, harsh, or damaging
  • mitigation of suffering
  • mitigation of punishment
  • There was, in sum, a period during the Cold War … when a mitigation of the Cold War, including a renegotiation of some of its most troublesome tensions, was possible or even probable.
  • —John Lukacs

First Known Use of mitigation

14th century

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mitigation

noun mit·i·ga·tion \ ˌmit-ə-ˈgā-shən \

medical Definition of mitigation

1 : the act of mitigating or state of being mitigated
  • the cure, prevention, or mitigation of disease
  • Encyclopedia Americana
2 : something that mitigates
  • a large number of drugs and mitigations…at the clinic
  • Journal of the American Medical Association


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