mitigated


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

mit·i·gate

 (mĭt′ĭ-gāt′)
tr.v. mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing, mit·i·gates
1. To make less severe or intense; moderate or alleviate. See Synonyms at relieve.
2. To make alterations to (land) to make it less polluted or more hospitable to wildlife.
Phrasal Verb:
mitigate against Usage Problem
1. To take measures to moderate or alleviate (something).
2. To be a strong factor against (someone or something); hinder or prevent.

[Middle English mitigaten, from Latin mītigāre, mītigāt- : mītis, soft + agere, to drive, do; see act.]

mit′i·ga·ble (-gə-bəl) adj.
mit′i·ga′tion n.
mit′i·ga′tive, mit′i·ga·to′ry (-gə-tôr′ē) adj.
mit′i·ga′tor n.
Usage Note: Mitigate, meaning "to make less severe, alleviate" is sometimes used where militate, which means "to cause a change," might be expected. The confusion arises when the subject of mitigate is an impersonal factor or influence, and the verb is followed by the preposition against, so the meaning of the phrase is something like "to be a powerful factor against" or "to hinder or prevent," as in His relative youth might mitigate against him in a national election. Some 70 percent of the Usage Panel rejected this usage of mitigate against in our 2009 survey. Some 56 percent also rejected the intransitive use of mitigate meaning "to take action to alleviate something undesirable," in What steps can the town take to mitigate against damage from coastal storms? Perhaps the use with against in the one instance has soured Panelists on its use in the other. This intransitive use is relatively recent in comparison with the long-established transitive use, so novelty might play a role as well.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mitigated - made less severe or intensemitigated - made less severe or intense; "he gladly accepted the mitigated penalty"
unmitigated - not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie"
Translations

mitigated

a. mitigado-a, aliviado-a, calmado-a; disminuido-a.
References in classic literature ?
But what the baggageman did not know was that in the towns the hell was not mitigated, that the dogs were still confined in their too-narrow prisons, that, in fact, they were life-prisoners.
The Squire's life was quite as idle as his sons', but it was a fiction kept up by himself and his contemporaries in Raveloe that youth was exclusively the period of folly, and that their aged wisdom was constantly in a state of endurance mitigated by sarcasm.
The illness lasted long, left her very weak, and returned at intervals, though with mitigated severity, again and again.
God has mitigated the sufferings that arise from social friction by a religious sentiment which raises self-forgetfulness into a virtue; just as He has moderated the friction of the mechanism of the universe by laws which we do not know.
Aunt Jane six months later mitigated this martyrdom by making her a ruffled dimity pinafore, artfully shaped to conceal all the spots.
However, usually these funds are not used to ensure that calamities are mitigated. Instead, they are used for reelection and other personal purposes.
She said all disasters or hazards could be mitigated.
The limited history of origination and subsequent performance data is sufficiently mitigated through available proxy data and adjustments made to the foreclosure frequency (FF) in Fitch's analysis.
Applicants recognized as eligible for support under the rules for administration and control of fallow land and / or ineligible winter crops after planting in 2017 will be subject to such mitigated requirements for diversification of crops: applicants having declared up to 30 hectares are not required to diversify their crops; Applicants declaring from 30 ha to 150 ha must declare at least two different crops; Applicants who have declared more than 150 ha must declare at least three different crops.
"People are looking at making their businesses more efficient and clearly any type of inflation passing through - that's got to be mitigated.
* Key columns for risk assessment are: "RED" and "Mitigated Severity"
* Verisign mitigated 85% more attacks in Q4 2015 compared to Q4 2014, and 15% more attacks compared to Q3 2015.