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mit·i·gate  audio  (mtgt) KEY 

VERB:
mit·i·gat·ed, mit·i·gat·ing, mit·i·gates
VERB:
tr.
To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate. See Synonyms at relieve.
VERB:
intr.
To become milder.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English mitigaten, from Latin mtigre, mtigt- : mtis, soft + agere, to drive, do ; see act

OTHER FORMS:
miti·ga·ble  (-g-bl) KEY (Adjective), miti·gation(Noun), miti·gative or miti·ga·tory  (-g-tôr, -tr) KEY (Adjective), miti·gator(Noun)


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