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Definition of mitigating adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mitigating

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adjective
BrE BrE//ˈmɪtɪɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪtɪɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
[only before noun] mitigating circumstances/factors (law or formal)
 
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circumstances or factors that provide a reason that explains somebody’s actions or a crime, and make them easier to understand so that the punishment may be less severe More Like This Adjectives that only come before a noun all-round, antenatal, aspiring, chief, dedicated, eventual, express, high-flying, live, lone, mere, mitigating, rogue, sheer, standout, ulterior, utterSee worksheet.
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