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mitigate
used in The Screwtape Letters

2 uses
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Definition
make less harmful or unpleasant
  • Merely to over-ride a human will (as His felt presence in any but the faintest and most mitigated degree would certainly do) would be for Him useless.
    Chapter 8 (64% in)
mitigated = made less harmful (in this case, less harmful to the objective of "free will")
  • The Enemy's demand on humans takes the form of a dilemma; either complete abstinence or unmitigated monogamy.
    Chapter 18 (7% in)

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