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mitigate
used in The Adventures of Augie March

4 uses
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Definition
make less harmful or unpleasant
  • And if there's some amount of sun in the dusty weep marks of the window, it can be even worse for the brain than those iron-deep clouds, just plain brutal and not mitigated.
    Chapter 9 (34% in)
  • It maybe means that what is needed to mitigate the foolishness or dissolve the deception is always superabundantly about and insistently offered to us—a black offer in Charing Cross; a gray in Place Pereires where you see so many kinds and varieties of beings go to and fro in the liquid and fog; a brown in the straight unity of Wabash Avenue.
    Chapter 11 (1% in)
  • There have great things been done to mitigate the worst human sights and teach you something different from revulsion at them.
    Chapter 12 (75% in)
  • I felt what a terrible thing I had done to her by this, and so I tried to mitigate it.
    Chapter 18 (86% in)

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