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  • adj. Serving to mitigate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to mitigate; alleviating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lenitive; tending to alleviate.
  • n. That which mitigates or tends to moderate or alleviate.

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

  • adj. moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear


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  • "Our initial guidance on these strategies focused on the mitigative actions themselves, but we also need to consider things such as operator training and maintaining the related equipment," said Eric Leeds, director of the NRC's Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

    Nuclear Plants to Submit Plans in Case of 'Extreme Event'

  • Particularly regarding my adaptive and mitigative capacity.

    ProWomanProLife » Women and climate change

  • The utility didn't endorse automatic-shutoff equipment "as a general mitigative measure" but only for "specific conditions such as bridge crossings, river crossings, earthquake fault crossings, etc.," the memo said.

    PG&E Shunned Use of Gas-Shutoff Valves

  • The results of the recent climate negotiations in Copenhagen and Cancun give no sign that policymakers are going to take real mitigative action anytime soon, so executives need to ask what a post-Holocene climate means for their businesses.

    Gregory Unruh: Business in a Post-Holocene World

  • With the new president taking up with great gusto the task of curbing carbon pollution, the tide of public opinion seemed to have turned in favor of prompt mitigative action.

    Resolving the Global Warming Paradox

  • Forbes et al. [51] concluded that “in terms of conservation, anthropogenic patch dynamics appear as a force to be reckoned with when plans are made for even highly circumscribed and ostensibly mitigative land use in the more productive landscapes of the increasingly accessible Arctic”.

    Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • These include approaches that elicit preferences directly (such as through contingent valuation methods) as well as those that use indirect methods to infer preferences from actions to purchase related services (for example, through production functions, dose-response relationships, travel costs, replacement costs, or mitigative or avertive expenditures).

    Ecosystems and Human Well-being~ Wetlands and Water~ Wetlands and Water~ Ecosystems and Human Well-being

  • Despite contrary views from a small group, there is now a large body of scientific knowledge that makes it very clear that global warming is real and that mitigative action is necessary.

    Canada's Minister of the Environment on M&M « Climate Audit

  • The form can also be used to help identify mitigative measures that will eliminate these environmental impacts.

    1.1 The role and purpose of irrigation

  • Examples of mitigative measures include such actions as ensuring that the vegetation along streams is protected or restored; stocking Gambusia or other larvae-feeding fish in storage ponds to minimize the incidents of mosquito-borne diseases; and building terraces and drains in irrigated fields to minimize waterlogging and soil loss.

    1.1 The role and purpose of irrigation


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