• WordNet 3.6
    • adj mitigable capable of being alleviated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mitigable Admitting of mitigation; that may be mitigated.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mitigable Capable of being mitigated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Mitigable that can be mitigated
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  • Tryon Edwards
    “To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    “It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “We have genuflected before the god of science only to find that it has given us the atomic bomb, producing fears and anxieties that science can never mitigate.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. mitigāre, -atummitis, mild.


In literature:

Let me share the pain of your banishment and of your poverty, and help to mitigate it.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
If it be winter, the floor is liberally covered by straw, to mitigate the mud.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
No amount of masculine admiration could mitigate the crudity of the fact that she had almost no money.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
As ADLER says, with "dainty keen-edged dagger," To mitigate humanity's indignation.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99., Dec. 20, 1890" by Various
All we can do, under the best constructed system, is to mitigate the evil.
"A Residence in France" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Sympathy and prayer alone can mitigate our sufferings.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, No. 97, January, 1876" by Various
When we cannot attain good we can mitigate the evil.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
I have seen the woes inflicted, and I must still work and do all I can to expose and mitigate the evils.
"The Personal Life Of David Livingstone" by William Garden Blaikie
Many means have been tried to mitigate the social evils, but with little encouragement.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
His youth withstood the bodily illness which would have assailed a weaker constitution, and perhaps mitigated the anguish of his grief.
"International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. I, No. 6" by Various

In poetry:

Beware the Furies stirring in the gloom!
They mutter from the mines, the mills, the slums!
No lies shall stay or mitigate thy doom —
The Red Wind comes!
"The Red Winds Come!" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
O Abram send, he cries,
But his request was vain
The beggar from the skies
To mitigate my pain!
One drop of water I entreat,
To soothe my tongue's tormenting heat.
"The Rich Man And Lazarus" by John Newton
There is no pow'r in any herb or plant —
No virtue in a salve, or draught remains,
(if God does not his benediction grant)
To cure our ails, or mitigate our pains.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
If God against thee is incens'd with rage,
If he has scourg'd thee with distempers dire,
The Lamb's dear Blood his anger will assuage,
And briny tears will mitigate his ire.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
"NO, fair DANCINDA, no; you strive in vain
"To calm my care and mitigate my pain ;
"If all my sighs, my cares, can fail to move,
"Ah! sooth me not with fruitless vows of love."
"Wednesday, the Tête à Tête" by Mary Wortley Montagu
The Thracian bard, as poets tell,
Could mitigate the powers of hell,
Even Pluto's nicer ear:
His arts, no more than Love's, we find
To deities or men confined,
Drew brutes in crowds to hear.
"Love and Music. Written at Oxford, When Young" by William Shenstone

In news:

Putney looks at draft hazard mitigation plan.
She likes them and sees a benefit in the new way of mitigating stormwater.
Association heads "trumpet" willingness to work with government on commercial loudness mitigation.
CALM stands for Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation.
Carolinas Healthcare System security director Bryan Warren discusses mitigating threats in SIW webinar.
Hurricane Sandy is once again a reminder that supply chain planning can play a huge role in mitigating risk and disruption.
For flooded Minot homeowners still struggling to recover, buyout money from federal hazard mitigation funds could be a blessing.
Congress has tried over the years to mitigate some of these differences, so businesses don't choose the wrong form just for tax reasons.
Marco Island Code Enforcement Board assesses, then mitigates fines.
To mitigate the growing scarcity of clean drinking water and renewable.
Travelers' cyber expert Tim Francis weighs in on 'the human element' and offers advice on mitigating the risk of cyber attacks.
Governor praises Hood Canal mitigation program.
Districts can mitigate those costs by delaying the purchase of textbooks for other subjects or implementing Common Core training for teachers with existing training programs.
2012 or the Hottest Year on Record – How Can We Mitigate Creeping Energy Costs.
If successful, the technology would let these systems store information while mitigating the risk of being compromised, the company said.

In science:

This approach clearly mitigates some of the problems with the χ2 test.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
This reduces the number of detected photons, but does not mitigate the pileup effects.
The nuclear SED of NGC6251: a BL Lac in the center of an FR I radio galaxy
Hence, the addition of molecular flexibility is likely to mitigate against the type of entropic ‘sawtooth’ mechanisms that have been found to stabilize antiferroelectric ordering in hard-particle bent-core models6 .
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
The flux weighted dipole is in excellent agreement with the I RAS 1.2 Jy dipole (Webster, Lahav & Fisher 1997) which was obtained using a number weighted scheme but with an added filter that mitigates the shot noise a nd deconvolves redshift distortions.
The Dipole Anisotropy of the 2 Micron All-Sky Redshift Survey
From the point of view of decoherence suppression, this not only establishes in general the counterintuitive possibility to actively cancel noise using randomness, but it also opens new prospects for signi ficantly mitigating time-scale requirements in a wide class of control systems.
Random decoupling schemes for quantum dynamical control and error suppression