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  1. mitigate

    • IPA[ˈmɪtɪɡeɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful;lessen the gravity of (an offence 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 (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem
    • lessen the gravity of (an offence or mistake) there had been a provocation that mitigated the offence to a degree