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mitigate
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
make less harmful or unpleasant
  • with his mouth wide open, and his face expressive of the most unmitigated horror.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (69% in)
unmitigated = complete (not diminished)

(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unmitigated means not and reverses the meaning of mitigated. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • The words no sooner escaped her lips, than Mr. Grimwig, who had been affecting to dip into a large book that lay on the table, upset it with a great crash, and falling back in his chair, discharged from his features every expression but one of unmitigated wonder, and indulged in a prolonged and vacant stare; then, as if ashamed of having betrayed so much emotion, he jerked himself, as it were, by a convulsion into his former attitude, and looking out straight before him emitted a long...
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (34% in)

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