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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

mitigating \mitigating\ adj. serving to reduce blame; -- of situations; as, mitigating factors; mitigating circumstances. Opposite of aggravating. [Narrower terms: exculpatory] Syn: extenuating. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mitigate \Mit"i*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mitigated; p. pr. & vb. n. Mitigating.] [L. mitigatus, p. p. of mitigare to soften, mitigate; mitis mild, soft + the root of agere to do, drive.] 1. To make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to soften; to meliorate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen; as, to mitigate heat or cold; to mitigate grief. [1913 Webster] 2. To make mild and accessible; to mollify; -- applied to persons. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] This opinion . . . mitigated kings into companions. --Burke. [1913 Webster] Syn: To alleviate; assuage; allay. See Alleviate. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "mitigating": abating, allaying, alleviating, alleviative, altering, analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne, assuaging, assuasive, balmy, balsamic, benumbing, blunting, bounding, cathartic, chastening, cleansing, cushioning, dampening, damping, deadening, demulcent, diminishing, dulling, easing, emollient, excusatory, extenuating, extenuatory, justifying, lenitive, lessening, limitative, limiting, mitigative, mitigatory, modificatory, modifying, modulatory, numbing, pain-killing, palliative, purgative, qualificative, qualificatory, qualifying, reducing, relaxing, relieving, remedial, restricting, restrictive, softening, soothing, subduing, tempering, vindicating