• WordNet 3.6
    • adj mitigative moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mitigative Tending to mitigate; alleviating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mitigative Lenitive; tending to alleviate.
    • n mitigative That which mitigates or tends to moderate or alleviate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Mitigative tending to mitigate: soothing
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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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mitigativus,: cf. F. mitigatif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. mitigāre, -atummitis, mild.


In literature:

But Kuni by no means desired any mitigation of the penance.
"Complete Short Works" by Georg Ebers
The consolations which had for a time mitigated the wretchedness of servitude were one by one withdrawn.
"The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Fanny Burney
Something may be done, however, to mitigate the difficulties of the question.
"The Problems of Philosophy" by Bertrand Russell
There could be no possible mitigation.
"Castle Richmond" by Anthony Trollope
Could anything be imagined that might mitigate such woes as these?
"A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder" by James De Mille
There was, it seems, nothing to mitigate this unfortunate man's physical deficiencies.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
What I have to say will mitigate my offence, and warmly plead your forgiveness for the past.
"Love and Intrigue A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
There still is time, it rests with you, princess, To mitigate its rigor.
"Don Carlos A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
This thought, then darkening our happiness, was a salutary foretaste, intended to mitigate the pain of my present position.
"The Philosophical Letters" by Friedrich Schiller
There is no possible severing of this, but would multiply, and not mitigate, evils among us.
"The Great Conspiracy, Part 5" by John Alexander Logan

In poetry:

Can grief excuse indifference
With groan or tear?
Can deep remorse and penitence,
Or anguish mitigate offense
With pang sincere?
"In Mortem Meditare." by Alfred Castner King
Christ saw us with his eye divine;
And, like the Pelican benign,
He gave the blood, warm from his heart,
To mitigate our wounds dire smart.
"An Exhortation To Give God Thanks For Our Redemption Through Christ" by Rees Prichard
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
One careless arm around the boy was flung,
Not undeserving of that free caress;
But warm and true, and of a heart and tongue,
To heighten bliss, or mitigate distress.
"Sardius In His Pavilion With Altheetor" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

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Require injunction bonds to mitigate delays.
NNA White Paper Advises Employers To Create Notary Oversight Plan To Comply With State Laws, Mitigate Risk.
Delta Outlines Steps to Mitigate Costs.
Gives Aurora schools $50,000 to help mitigate theater shooting.
Del Mar city officials are exploring mitigation measures with the 22nd District Agricultural Association (DAA) board in response to the board's recent decision to add two more days to the fair run.
Joint Commission Suggests Ways to Mitigate Imaging Radiation Risks.
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Beginning today, the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM) passed by two years ago by Congress finally goes into effect.
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Five steps define the hierarchy of measures for hazard mitigation and machine safety risk reduction.

In science:

It is interesting to note that the strong CP problem is mitigated in this model.
Flavour-Dependent CP Violation and Natural Suppression of the Electric Dipole Moments
As we were originally interested in the largescale X-ray environment of the source, no precaution was taken to mitigate pileup of the central core using a subarray mode.
Detection of an X-ray jet in 3C 371 with Chandra
In these calculations, an optimised initial state was used as a guiding function, mitigating the sign problem but making the calculation variational rather than exact.
d_{x^2-y^2}-wave superconductivity and the Hubbard model
This must be mitigated by the use of massive detectors and very high proton beam power.
Summary of Working Group 2
We emphasize in this paper the mitigation of test mass orientation noise as sensed by the quadrant photodetectors.
The ST7 Interferometer