Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the action of lessening in severity or intensity
  2. (noun, act) to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
  3. (noun, communication) a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances

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Synonyms of Mitigation

extenuation, moderation, palliation

Alternate forms of Mitigation

Derivations: mitigate

Hyponyms: abatement

Hypernyms: alibi, decrease, diminution, exculpation, excuse, reduction, self-justification, step-down

Origin of the word Mitigation

  1. mid-14c., from L. mitigationem, noun of action from mitigare (see mitigate). more

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Words that sound like Mitigation

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