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Definition of mitigate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    mitigate something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mitigate
    he / she / it mitigates
    past simple mitigated
    -ing form mitigating
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  1. 1to make something less harmful, serious, etc. synonym alleviate
  2. 2 action to mitigate poverty Soil erosion was mitigated by the planting of trees.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mitigate