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  • adj. lessened, reduced, diminished
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mitigate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. made less severe or intense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. made less severe or intense


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  • 6 The fearless spirit of Leo, his authority and eloquence, again mitigated the fierceness of a

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • But in a crucial departure from Empiricism and towards what might be called a mitigated rationalism, Kant also holds that not all cognition

    Kant's Theory of Judgment

  • This conservative, fallibilist position, which Hume calls mitigated scepticism, is the proper epistemic attitude for anyone “sensible of the strange infirmities of human understanding”

    David Hume

  • He might be described as a mitigated modernist in these years, in which he advocated the popularization of science by means of Institutes and similar centres of enlightenment, and welcomed new inventions -- while reserving to himself the right to burlesque their possibilities, and to ridicule the pretensions of pompous professors and futile philosophers.

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857

  • It was Rideau's victimizations that "mitigated" murder into manslaughter.

    Cold-Blooded Murderers Can Still Make A Killing

  • And Dimon's friends have also been reassuring investors that any regulatory impact will be "mitigated" by increasing prices elsewhere:

    Tim Chen: We Will All Have to Pay for Financial Reform

  • By returning to work as soon as he could he had 'mitigated' his position in that he reduced his potential loss of earnings claim to virtually nothing.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Indeed, of all the problems established in the red team reports, precisely NONE of those risks can be eliminated, perhaps a majority can be "mitigated" or have their risks reduced some, and a few resist even reasonable mitigation attempts.

    Why all California's electronic voting systems should be decertified

  • Kousari said that he expected, at best, a "mitigated" reaction from rich nations to UNCTAD's idea.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • We have the more reason to be grateful for his willing sacrifice of time, because, in view of the interval since the last confirmation and of the long sojourn in Wales before us, we should otherwise have suffered a kind of mitigated excommunication.

    Uppingham by the Sea a Narrative of the Year at Borth


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