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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of lessening in severity or intensity; To act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious.

Usage examples (35)
  • OSTERHOLM: In that case, that is what we call mitigation as opposed to containment.
  • And we have instituted more screening and what we call mitigation measures at airports.
  • And B, we have instituted additional screening in what we call mitigation measures that will be continuing for a while.
  • This all has lead under the law for the requirement now for Secretary Gates to come up with what they call a mitigation plan. for more
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