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MITIGATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mitigation mean? 

MITIGATION (noun)
  The noun MITIGATION has 3 senses:

1. to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
2. a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
3. the action of lessening in severity or intensity

  Familiarity information: MITIGATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MITIGATION (noun)


Sense 1mitigation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

mitigation; extenuation; palliation

Hypernyms ("mitigation" is a kind of...):

decrease; diminution; reduction; step-down (the act of decreasing or reducing something)


Sense 2mitigation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

extenuation; mitigation

Hypernyms ("mitigation" is a kind of...):

alibi; exculpation; excuse; self-justification (a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.)


Sense 3mitigation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The action of lessening in severity or intensity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

mitigation; moderation

Context example:

the object being control or moderation of economic depressions

Hypernyms ("mitigation" is a kind of...):

decrease; diminution; reduction; step-down (the act of decreasing or reducing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mitigation"):

abatement (the act of abating)


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