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mitigate
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
make less harmful or unpleasant
  • He was intent on an audacious, immitigable, and supernatural revenge.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (57% in)
immitigable = impossible to make less harmful or extreme

(Editor's note:  The prefix "im-" in immitigable means not and reverses the meaning of mitigable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "M" or "P" as seen in words like immoral, immature, and impossible.)
  • He never used to swear, though, at his men, they said; but somehow he got an inordinate quantity of cruel, unmitigated hard work out of them.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (33% in)

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