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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of mitigare 'to soften', from mitis 'soft'

mitigate

verb
     
mit‧i‧gate [transitive] formal
to make a situation or the effects of something less unpleasant, harmful, or serious [= alleviate]:
Measures need to be taken to mitigate the environmental effects of burning more coal.

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