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  1. mitigate

    • IPA[ˈmidəˌɡāt]

    美式

    • v.
      make less severe, serious, or painful;lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake)
    • verb: mitigate, 3rd person present: mitigates, gerund or present participle: mitigating, past tense: mitigated, past participle: mitigated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. make less severe, serious, or painful he wanted to mitigate misery in the world
    • lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake) there had been a provocation that mitigated the offense to a degree