ag-, agen-, act-, agi-, agit-
(Latin: to set in motion, to hurry, to shake; to drive; to do, to act; to lead, to conduct, to guide)
2. A partial excuse to mitigate censure.
3. An attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances.
4. Steps taken to avoid or minimize negative environmental impacts.
Mitigation can include: avoiding the impact by not taking a certain action; minimizing impacts by limiting the degree or magnitude of the action; rectifying the impact by repairing or restoring the affected environment; reducing the impact by protective steps required with the action; and compensating for the impact by replacing or providing substitute resources.
2. Tending to alleviate, render mild, or to be soothing.
2. Relating to anything which can lessen the intensity of something that is painful or distressful.
2. To follow a planned course on, across, or through.
3. To voyage over water in a boat, or a ship; to sail.
2. To express strong disapproval of something that has been done or of the one who has done it: Mrs. Smith was vehemently objurgating the racism that existed in the school where she taught.
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2. A technique using intense light energy, as from a laser, to produce scar tissue used in treating certain eye disorders, in medical and biological research, etc.